Disinfo: The US deployed a whole division near Russia’s borders in the Baltics


“Amid the hysteria over Russia’s planned military incursion straight after the Zapad-2017 drills, the 2nd armored division of the US arrived quietly in Poland and was deployed there [Boleslawiec, Drawsko Pomorskie, Torun, Skwierzyna, Zagan] also with its armored vehicles… Contrary to the NATO and the US statements about the “insignificance” of the troops being pulled towards the Russian border, there is now a de facto US Armed Forces division, not a brigade”.


The United States deployed a Brigade Combat Team, not a division. The difference is significant. A brigade typically consists of 1,500 to 3,500 soldiers, whereas a division ranges between 10,000 to 15,000. While the difference may be obscure to civilians, Konashenkov is a major general in the Russian army and is unlikely to have made such a mistake by accident. Read more at DFRLab.


  • Reported in: Issue 84
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US, Poland
  • Keywords: EFP, NATO, Baltic states


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