As a few days separate us from the day when the US military forces (April 26) will start a training in our country, preparations have begun.

The images you see come from the port of Durres, where the US military is bringing training equipment.

The NATO exercise in Albania, “Defender Europe 2021” is considered, among other things, not only an indicator of the close level of cooperation and close relations that Albania has with the United States, one of its main allies, but it will says a lot and in financial terms, because revenues in military structures are expected to increase.

The exercise “Defender Europe 21” will be attended by about 6 thousand troops and hundreds of military equipment from the US, Albania and other allied countries, which will take place in the main military bases of our country during May this year.

The Deputy Commander of the US Army in Europe, Major General Joseph Jarrard, described Albania during a recent visit to our country as a strategic partner of US security in Europe. He stressed that the exercise in question will serve “to build US military readiness and interaction with Albanian soldiers on Albanian soil.”

Meanwhile, this exercise comes at a time when the United States is in a situation of conflict over the border issue between Ukraine and Russia.

The US decision sounds like a message of support for allied Kiev, but also a warning to Moscow that in recent weeks it has begun concentrating large military forces on the border with Ukraine, to formally respond to what are described as military provocations. Ukrainians to pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country.

The US president has warned his Russian counterpart that the United States will respond to Russian intervention “in a prudent and proportionate manner”. Biden explained that the United States “could have gone further” with revenge, but he chose not to do so because he wanted to avoid escalating the situation.

Kiev and Moscow have blamed each other for escalating clashes in the eastern Donbass region, where Ukrainian troops have fought with Russian-backed forces in a conflict that Ukraine says has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014. increased tensions between Moscow and the administration of US President Joe Biden, which imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia this week that prompted Moscow to retaliate with similar measures Friday.