"The increase in the concentration of the strike group of the US Armed Forces on the so-called" Russia-NATO contact line ", like any reconfiguration of the American military presence in the direction of the Russian borders, is not able, as Washington is trying to present, to strengthen security in Europe," said the deputy Alexei Zaitsev, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
He noted that such actions contribute to the growth of tensions on the continent. Zaitsev clarified that the desire to ensure the security of his country "at the expense of Russia is absolutely futile."
“We believe that the plans to build up the American military presence in Poland deal a serious blow to one of the key provisions of the Russia-NATO Founding Act of 1997,” the commentary says.
The Foreign Ministry recalled that in accordance with the NATO document, it refuses to additionally permanently deploy “substantial combat forces” on the territory of the alliance member states.
Earlier, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the American and Polish sides had completed negotiations, following which an additional 1,000 troops would be sent to Poland.