Media: The US expects Germany to take a leading role in strengthening NATO’s eastern border

The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported that the US expects greater participation from Germany in deterring Russian aggression in Europe. Washington insists that the Bundeswehr actively participate in the planned deployment of rotating NATO units on the eastern borders of the Alliance.

The US expects Germany and the UK to deploy soldiers and military equipment to the Baltic States, Poland, and Romania, US President Barack Obama reportedly told the US National Security Council.

Obama plans to make the official announcement during a mini-summit in Hannover on April 25th. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and French President François Hollande are also expected to attend Monday’s meeting.

Recently, NATO Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow stated that the Alliance plans to strengthen its support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.

  Germany, NATO, Russia

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