Obama proposed 1 billion dollar US Security Plan for Eastern Europe

Jun 4, 2014 13:00 IST

The US President Barack Obama on 3 June 2014 proposed a 1 billion US dollar (about 730 million Euros) US security plan for Eastern Europe to finance extra US troop and military deployments to new allies in Eastern Europe.

This announcement was made during Obama’s visit to Poland to attend the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first free elections.

Reason for this security plan
The security plan came in the backdrop of concerns and fears of West over the Ukraine crisis and the escalating pro-Russian uprising in ex-Soviet Union.


The pro-Russian insurgency in eastern region of Ukraine grew rapidly after 25 May 2014, the day on which, Poroshenko won the Ukrainian presidential election on a promise to end the fight and save the nation from economic collapse. The recent protest of the pro-Russian saw an attack on the Ukrainian border guard service camp in the Russian border region of Lugansk on 2 June 2014.

Earlier due to pro-Russian revolt and clashes, Russia in March 2014 made Crimean annexation after signing an accession agreement with it.

Apart from this, the European Reassurance Initiative an initiative of US on being approved by Congress would also build the capacity of non-NATO states including Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to work with the United States and Western alliance, which will build their own defences.

 

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