100 containers with the military hardware were delivered to the depots in Germany in October. This supply is considered to be the largest one since the bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO forces in 1999. Then the American military aircraft performed more than 900 air raids at Yugoslavia during 78 days, trying to put an end to the ethnic cleansing.
The delivered ammunition will be used for the support of the European Reassurance Initiative of NATO. The Alliance's program aims to deter the Russian aggression; it was launched in Europe in summer 2014, after Russia's annexation of Crimea and beginning of the combat actions in Donbas.
Pentagon claimed that the increase of the supplies of the military hardware and ammunition to Europe was dictated by the necessity of a quick response to the threats from the 'aggressive players.'
Ramstein is the biggest base of the American Air Forces in Europe and Africa; the 86th Battle Squadron is based there.
As we reported, NATO allies in Europe are not going to place any new nuclear arms - even in the view of the latest decision of the U.S. government to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Earlier, U.S. leader Donald Trump stated America intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to pressurize Russia and China as Reuters reported. 'Speaking to reporters, Trump repeated his contention that Russia was not abiding by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which he has threatened to abandon,' the news agency said.