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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Spat Over Munitions

German army officials clashed with Russian officers Wednesday over the location of 81,000 tons of Russian munitions in Germany, with the German army rejecting claims they had been used in training.


The Frankfurt Allgemeine newspaper reported "serious inconsistencies had emerged" about what the Russians had done with 81,040 tons of the 677,000 tons of munitions the Soviets had stored in East Germany in 1991 when it began moving troops home.


Captain Klaus Heermeyer, a spokesman for the German army, said numerous demands had been made to General Matvei Burlakov, commander of the remaining Russian troops, for information about the munitions. Heermeyer did not believe the explanation that the munitions were used in training.