Washington looks to station heavy weapons in Baltic States

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Senior US officials say they are planning to store heavy military equipment in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe. The planned move is designed to reassure allies in states close to Russia that are concerned about their own security because of Russian intervention in Ukraine.CCTV-America’s Daniel Ryntjes filed the report.
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Washington looks to station heavy weapons in Baltic States

Senior US officials say they are planning to store heavy military equipment in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe. The planned move is designed to reassure allies in states close to Russia that are concerned about their own security because of Russian intervention in Ukraine.CCTV-America's Daniel Ryntjes filed the report.

Highlight:

  • President Putin was excluded from a G7 meeting because of the Ukraine issue in which President Obama said the US was considering further sanctions on Russia.
  • Moscow has also denied US claims that Russian forces are assisting rebel fighters within Ukrainian territory.
  • U.S. officials have told the New York Times that the weapons they are planning to store include battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons. But there are reportedly no plans for permanent U.S. forces to accompany the equipment.