The intensity of US intelligence near Russian borders in 2020 increased 15% over the previous year. This was announced by the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu on Monday, December 21.
“The intensity of reconnaissance and demonstration actions of American aircraft and ships near Russian borders has increased by 15% compared to the previous year,” the minister said.
He added that Washington has begun redeploying combat units from Germany to Poland and the Baltic countries.
On the eve of the representative of the Eilson airbase in Alaska, Kayleigh Dubois, told reporters that the US Air Force had increased to 20 units a group of fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II multipurpose fighters at this base. According to her, by the end of 2021, there will be 54 fighters at the base.
In early December, the media, citing a document from the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe, wrote that the Pentagon plans to allocate up to $ 100 million for the arrangement of an ammunition storage area at Powidz airbase in Poland.
They are going to build 54 ammunition depots with an earth protective layer, as well as a number of utility rooms, operational sites, fences, lay railways, carry out engineering communications and install auxiliary equipment.
Warsaw and Washington signed an agreement to intensify military cooperation on 15 August. According to the document, 1,000 US troops will be transferred from Germany to Poland, where about 4,500 US military personnel are currently stationed.