OBAMA SENDS SPECIAL FORCES TO RUSSIAN BORDER IN RETALIATION FOR RUSSIAN NUCLEAR BUILDUP
The subject Obama and Putin were discussing when Obama uttered those famous words, was nuclear disarmament.
Mr Obama says: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defence, this, this can be solved but it's important for him to give me space." Mr Medvedev replies: "Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you …" Mr Obama retorts: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." And Mr Medvedev finishes: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin]."
PRESIDENT Obama has deployed US special forces troops along Lithuania’s border with ‘aggressive’ Russia. Tensions between Washington and the Kremlin have reached Cold War levels amid reports Vladimir Putin is deploying nuke-ready missiles in the Russian province of Kaliningrad – which borders Poland, Belarus and Lithuania.
And Lithuanian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite confirmed America has offered additional military support following Russia invasion of Crimea.
She said: “The United States was the first to offer additional safety assurance measures to the Baltic countries following the deterioration of the security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea”.
She added: “US Special Operations Forces presence in Lithuania is one of the deterrents” against military threats by Putin’s aggressive regime, reports the Express. US military chief Gen. Raymond T. Thomas also revealed that the US has a ‘persistent’ presence in the Baltic states bordering Russia.
He added that many former Eastern Bloc countries are “scared to death” of Russia and that the vulnerable states are “desperate” for America’s leadership. Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius confirmed Russia’s military activity in Kaliningrad is terrifying the region.
He said: “Iskander missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads have been deployed.There are S-400 missiles and modernised jets.”