The Belgian military will patrol the streets until 2020, a media report said

© AP Photo / Geert Vanden WijngaertБельгийский soldier at the blast site at the Central station of Brussels. 20 Jun 2017The Belgian military will patrol the streets until 2020, a media report said© AP Photo / Geert Vanden Wijngaert

The Ministry of defence of Belgium ready until 2020 to extend the operation, in which military patrols are on duty on the streets of the country and guard strategically important objects in connection with terrorist threats, reports the edition Soir, citing the statement of the commander of land forces General Mark Tisa.

According to the commander, defense Ministry, in addition to the extension of «operation Motherland» by 2020, intends to change the program of training of military personnel. In an interview with Flemish newspaper Standaard he said that the skills that the military does not need to patrol the streets, will temporarily be considered minor.

«But the main problem is the morale of soldiers. On average, soldiers are deployed on the streets within six months. We want to reduce this period by one third,» said Tis.

He also noted that the military should have more time to be on the move instead of watch duty near the strategically important objects.

In Belgium from 24 March 2016 the effect of increasing the level of terrorist threat is the third of the four. The fourth level was introduced in the day of the attacks at the airport and the metro of Brussels on 22 March, and two days later was downgraded to the level of «three», involving «possible and probable» danger of a terrorist attack.

Places with large concentrations of people in the Kingdom patrol combined group of military and police. Just patrols and security Belgium is involved 1250 troops.

The Belgian military will patrol the streets until 2020, a media report said© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria in Europe

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