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The site in Europe it is inexpensive. Macedonia can be turned into rocket base NATO - RIA Novosti, 10/2/2018

MOSCOW, 2 Oct — RIA Novosti, Andrey Kots. Ranks of NATO will be joined by the "anniversary" thirtieth state soon. Citizens of Macedonia on a national referendum have voted for the entry of the country into the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union. The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg one of the first has expressed satisfaction with results of a plebiscite and has emphasized that doors of the military block are open for all. About what benefit will be taken by NATO from fresh replenishment — in material of RIA Novosti. © RIA Novosti / Alexey Vitvitsky to Pass into an image bank the Bloodsucker of a referendum. Macedonia has saved face. But, probably, not the imyamakedoniya cooperates with NATO 23 years. The government of the country in November of the 1993rd has signed the contract "Partnership for Peace" with the North Atlantic Alliance, and in April of the 1999th has signed the action plan for membership in the block. The armed forces of this state numbering only eight thousand people of staff are also persistently reweaponed long ago, pass to NATO standards and restrictedly participate in operations of NATO. In particular, separate divisions of the Macedonian army and special troops carried out fighting tasks in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan under direct command of the American generals. We will compare the military budget of Macedonia to defensive "purse" of Paraguay or the neighboring Albania — 156 million dollars that for army number in two divisions quite serious money. Armed forces of the country from the 2005th are completely transferred to the contract. Macedonia has Ground forces and the Air Force. There is no full-fledged fleet as there is no outlet to the sea. In Prespensky and Ohrid lakes small groups of boats keep the watch. Armed forces of Macedonia structurally consist of three crews — infantry, aviation and logistic and also group of a special purpose "Wolves" and the detached Ranger prospecting battalion. The main shock power of ground forces — 31 T-72 tanks. It is a little, but it is better, than at the time of foundation of national army, in the 1992nd when the tank park contained four the damaged T-34 of times of World War II. The most part of military equipment — the Soviet and Russian production: BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, MT-LB multi-purpose caterpillar tractors, BTR-70 and BTR-80 armored personnel carriers. Besides, Macedonia has bought in Germany a little more than one hundred TM-170 Hermelin armored cars, ten the ELBO Leonidas-2 armored personnel carrier in Greece and three tens outdated caterpillar M113 conveyors in the USA.© the Photo: Russian Defense Ministry / Vyacheslav Krasilnikov "We go for the front line". The exclusive report from base the razvedchikovartilleriya is presented by the Russian jet Grads and barreled howitzers of M-30 and also the American M2A1 guns. In the Air Force of Macedonia — only helicopters. Tactical and furthermore there is no strategic aircraft. A role of shock cars is played by six transport and combat Mi-24 bought from Ukraine and modernized by the Israeli firm Elbit. Also there are six Mi-17 and several American Bell UH-1. In armed forces "Wolves" ("Волци") — elite keep aloof under



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