The US government did not inform the German authorities of its decision to reduce the number of US troops deployed there, which can be regarded as a provocation, Der Spiegel reported referring to its sources.
According to it, the US government reportedly did not inform about the decision of the partner in NATO - Germany, as is usually the case and this can be seen as a provocation.
The Pentagon is expected to withdraw up to 15 thousand of its troops from Germany by the fall of this year, TASS noted.
Reuters on Friday, citing a high-ranking US official, reported that President Donald Trump had ordered the Pentagon to reduce the size of the US contingent in Germany.
According to this official, 9.5 thousand soldiers and officers will be withdrawn from Germany by September.
About 34.5 thousand US troops are deployed in Germany now. Part of the troops withdrawn from Germany is planned to be transferred to Poland.