NATO plans to create a 30-strong reserve in case of a “Russian attack”

MOSCOW, 3 Jul — RIA Novosti. NATO intends to increase its readiness in case of “attack by Russia.” About this newspaper Die Welt, citing a high-ranking diplomats of the Alliance.

Thus, the block is going to create an operational reserve, is represented by several allies, in the amount of 30 thousand people. At his disposal will be several hundred fighters and ships.

It is reported that the backup connection will complement existing forces of the NATO Response Force, which now has about 20 thousand soldiers. The required period of alerting 30 days.

Clarifies that the initiative to establish a new connection advanced USA. Lead role it will play Germany.

According to the publication, the defence Ministers will discuss the plan next week at a meeting in Brussels. In mid-July, the leaders of the Alliance should adopt a political Declaration.

It is also noted that NATO wants to improve “military mobility” to quickly move heavy equipment, especially tanks, to the place of deployment. This will require improving infrastructure and removing administrative barriers and accelerate the political decision-making.
The Initiative Of The European Union

On Saturday, citing a report of the European Parliament Committee on foreign Affairs has reported that the European Union has set a goal to reflect “the introduction of Russian” in the countries of Eastern Europe, in particular in the Baltic States and Poland.

The document, which will release before the start of NATO exercises in the Baltics, calling for strengthened cooperation between the Alliance and the EU, as well as to increase presence in Eastern and southern directions. In particular, it is proposed to deploy four multinational military units in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.

In addition, the report refers to the need to upgrade roads and bridges to speed the deployment of rapid reaction forces.
Russia’s Reaction

Russia has repeatedly expressed concern due to the fact that the Alliance is stepping up its presence on its borders. In April at a meeting of the security Council, it drew the attention of Vladimir Putin. According to him, NATO is trying to “to provoke and ignite old conflicts in the former Soviet Union”.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that neither NATO action “a draw does not increase security”.
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