NATO to station permanent force on eastern flank – Stoltenberg — Analysis
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the bloc would deploy a full-scale, permanent military force to the east flank in order to disarm Russia. The move comes in response to Moscow’s military campaign against Ukraine.
Stoltenberg stated that the US-led Military bloc is focusing on Stoltenberg’s interview, which was published Saturday by The Telegraph “a very fundamental transformation”To better reflect the “new reality”Europe
“We have now asked our military commanders to provide options for what we call a reset, a more longer-term adaptation of NATO,” he said, adding that the decisions on the matter are expected at the bloc’s summit in Madrid, Spain in June.
We have to reset our tripwire deterrence strategy to become more deterrent by defense or denial. It is in progress.
Stoltenberg claimed last month, that the alliance was home to 40,000 troops “under direct command,” mostly in Eastern Europe.The bloc’s individual members are supplying Kiev with weapons, ranging from anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile systems to tanks and armored fighting vehicles.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that it views NATO’s expansion eastward as a threat to its security, and listed Ukraine’s aspirations to join the bloc one day as one of the reasons for launching its offensive. Moscow wishes Ukraine to be declared a neutral country.
Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Minsk Protocol (German and French-mediated) was created to normalize the status within Ukraine’s regions.
Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics forcefully.
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