Paul Marin alerted me to a story from SouthFront.org in which they are claiming the following:
“Vladimir Putin asked the US to remove its defense infrastructure from Eastern Europe and from the territory of new NATO members in the Balkans and the Baltics (Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland) as well as its troops stationed there in recent years. He also insists that Washington’s sanction are lifted and compensation paid for the damage caused by them…”
Thanks to South Front for bringing this issue forward. Essentially, this is true, but incomplete as most first reports are. Also, Moldova and Hungary must be added to the list. Part of what has Putin so upset is the fact that NATO continues to execute a military buildup on Russia’s doorstep. For example, two years ago, Poland did the following:
It was moves like this that greatly raised Russia’s level of concern.
I have just consulted with my best military source, we will call him my “Benghazi source” because he provided information to me during this event that very few people had access to. Here is what I have learned: (Click to Article)