Because of Russia, NATO countries are building up rapid reaction forces several times

Because of Russia, NATO countries are building up rapid reaction forces several times

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NATO will have to respond to inadequate Russia/Collage “Today” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg continues to talk about the agenda of his organization's summit, which will be held in Madrid ( Spain) June 29-30. Today it became known that the North Atlantic Alliance is ready to increase the number of rapid reaction forces eight times (up to 300,000) and will identify Russia as the main threat.

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Jens Stoltenberg announced this during a briefing, reports the Associated Press.

Statement

NATO will increase the number of its rapid reaction forces by almost eight times to 300 000 troops in response to “the era of strategic rivalry”, said Stoltenberg. The NATO Response Force currently has around 40,000 troops who can quickly deploy if needed.

“Combined with other measures such as deploying forces to protect specific allies, this the move is part of the largest reform of collective defense and deterrence since the Cold War“, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Stoltenberg also said he expected allies to make it clear that they consider Russia “the most serious and direct threat to our security”.

Ukraine

Stoltenberg also assured that the allies are ready to provide additional military support to Ukraine, and NATO members intend to adopt “ assistance package”, including the supply of secure communication systems and protection against drones.