MYSTERY: U.S. Military Equipment Missing One Day After Arriving in Poland
A new report reveals advanced U.S. military equipment has gone missing one day after it was delivered to Poland. Investigators are currently probing the matter. Thus far, no leads have been reported.
Sputnik News reports:
US military equipment worth a combined 200,000 zloty ($56,000) was stolen from a railway container in the town of Zagan in western Poland, RMF radio station reported citing the prosecutor’s office.
The container was not transporting arms, ammunition or explosives, but did contain specialized advanced military equipment.
The case is being jointly investigated by the Wroclaw prosecutor’s office and the Military Gendarmerie.
The incident took place just one day after US troops and military equipment arrivedin the city of Gdansk, Poland, for the deployment in eastern Europe. The vehicles that arrived in Poland include 87 M1 Abrams tanks, 103 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, 18 Paladin self-propelled Howitzers, along with other trucks and equipment, according to the Defense Department.
RT recently published video footage of U.S. military equipment arriving in Poland “as part of NATO’s Operation Atlantic Resolve.”
— RT (@RT_com) September 13, 2017
According to reports, the U.S. military shipped equipment ahead of military drills “across the border in Belarus.”
Per the Military Times:
A shipment of U.S. military equipment has been unloaded at a Baltic Sea port in Poland as Russia prepares to conduct war games across the border in Belarus.
American troops were deployed to bases across Poland this year on a rotating basis as reassurance amid Russia’s increased military activity.
Over 1,000 pieces of U.S. equipment, including Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers, arrived at the port of Gdansk on Wednesday.
Thousands of Russian and Belarusian troops are set to participate in the weeklong Zapad-2017 military exercises starting Thursday in Belarus.