Возобновление переговоров по элементам ПРО

Вашингтон, округ Колумбия – Споры между США и Россией по поводу планов США разместить элементы ПРО в Европе снова накаляют страсти. Постоянные противоречия с Польшей в отношении условий, на которых она готова будет разместить у себя ракеты-перехватчики, привели к тому, что США намекнули о возможности рассмотрения Литвы в качестве альтернативного места размещения своих ракет. Подобный намек призван оказать дополнительное давление на Польшу, чтобы она стала более гибкой в переговорах, тем не менее, идея американцев разместить военные базы в стране, которая в одно время входила в состав Советского Союза, вызвала негодование Кремля.

В июне главный уполномоченный США в переговорах по этому вопросу Джон Рут вылетел в Литву для краткого изложения правительству этой страны положения дел в переговорах между Польшей и США. Америка собирается разместить десять ракет-перехватчиков в Польше и передовую противоракетную радиолокационную станцию в Чешской Республике. На этой неделе государственный секретарь Кондолиза Райз посетила Прагу для подписания соглашения с Чехией, в то время как переговоры Польши и США остаются в патовой ситуации.

Несмотря на то, что Государственный департамент США не стал придавать переговорам Рута в Вильнюсе о возможности альтернативного места расположения ракет формальный характер, Министерство обороны подтвердило, что Америка будет рассматривать и другие варианты, если переговоры с Польшей не выйдут из тупика.

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