NATO has decided to send additional warplanes and warships to member states in Eastern Europe NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that ‘NATO will continue to take all necessary measures to protect and defend all its members, including strengthening the eastern part of the Alliance’. The Kremlin accused NATO of escalating the crisis with the move.
As Russia’s military presence on its border with Ukraine continues to grow, Natohas taken the expected step.
NATO announced its decision to send additional fighter jets and warships to member states in Eastern Europe.
The agencies announced the news with the code ‘urgent’. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement:
‘NATO will continue to take all necessary measures to protect and defend all its members, including strengthening the eastern part of the Alliance. We’ll always respond to the disruption of our security environment.’
NATO is a defence alliance, nato said in a statement, while NATO has increased its presence in the eastern part of the alliance, including four multinational war groups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, in response to Russia’s illegal invasion of Crimea in 2014.
NATO stated that these multinational units, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States respectively, are ready for war, while the presence of combat troops and any attack on a NATO country will be considered an attack on the entire alliance.
Meanwhile, nato forces were not present in the eastern part of the alliance in 2014, the statement said.
NYT: BIDEN TO ACT
He is preparing to take a similar step in the United States, the New York Times (NYT) reported.
The NYT reported that Biden plans to send between 1,000 and 5,000 troops to Eastern European countries, and that the number is likely to increase if tensions escalate further.
A senior NYT official did not confirm those numbers, but confirmed the plan’s existence, saying ‘we are developing plans and consulting with allies to identify options going forward’.
Again, this number can be increased to 50,000 if necessary, although it has not been confirmed by the official authorities.