On Wednesday evening to expect motorists on the highways 2 and 13 in the state of Brandenburg with the convoy of the U.S. military. Between 300 and 400 vehicles will be driving within five days on the route in the direction of the East. Tracked vehicles such as tanks but should not be. The convoys with a maximum of 20 vehicles to drive, especially at night, in order to keep the impact on traffic as low as possible.
On Monday, the United States embarked troops from the port of Unloading in Antwerp, Belgium in the direction of Poland. Tracked vehicles are moved on the Rail to Poland. The U.S. Embassy and the country's command-Brandenburg, the German army informed. According to information from the Headquarters of the U.S. army in Europe, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, Railways in North Rhine-Westphalia, lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Saxony, is expected to have on the car temporarily with disruptions in road and rail transport. In Brandenburg, the convoys make the grid, your destination for the Saxon troops exercise Lausitz square top.
Training for the rapid Laying of larger forces associations
The deployment of Troops is part of Operation "Atlantic Resolve". It is based on a decision by Nato after Russia's 2014 annexation of the Crimea. With the Operation, the Nato partners in Eastern Europe should be supported. At the same time, the Operation serves as Training for the rapid Laying of larger Troops, and for cooperation with the allies. The troops will be replaced every nine months.
"prepare The deployment of operational and credible, combat-capable U.S. troops in Europe in support of Operation "Atlantic Resolve" is evidence of the strong and incessant U.S. commitment to Nato and Europe," said the U.S. army. A total of 3500 soldiers and more than 2200 vehicles, including 80 tanks and hundreds of other tracked vehicles such as mobile howitzers and armored personnel carriers to be moved. After the troops arrived in Poland, it will be rescheduled in February part more – to Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
"tanks do not create peace"
Brandenburg government parties SPD and the Left, but also the AfD had responded in the past few years, always reserved to the U.S. troops. The Brandenburg Left, which held at the weekend, a Congress, and protested with a Banner on a motorway bridge against US troops: "tanks do not create peace". To justify the party said that the US troops would move war equipment to Poland. "Such a build-up and threat – in times of peace we think is wrong and dangerous."More about
Nato Operation in Eastern Europe, American soldiers have to drive through BrandenburgAlexander Fröhlich
Minister-President Dietmar Woidke (SPD), who is also Poland's representative to the Federal government, had demanded in previous redeployments of troops and more dialogue with Moscow, instead of "tanks on both sides of the border and leave". The Concerns of Poland, he neglected. His coalition partner, the Left, was 2017, even against the US forces demonstrates exactly how the AfD. The Greens saw a new anti-American "across the front from left to right", which is starry-eyed over Putin's Russia. Also this time there was already a Protest.