February 1, 2023

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Russia-Ukraine conflict: NATO puts crisis forces more prepared for action

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NATO puts crisis forces more prepared for action

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NATO puts crisis forces more prepared for action

A NATO response force seen here during a training exercise in the Baltic Sea in 2015

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For the first time, NATO is reacting with decisive action to deploy Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. Special forces must be ready for action quickly. In doing so, the federation also seeks to ensure the safety of its Eastern European members.

AIn view of Russia’s deployment of troops near the border with Ukraine, NATO responded with an initial specific military operation and increased the operational readiness of its 40,000-strong Rapid Response Force (NRF) in the event of a crisis. WELT learned this from a senior NATO diplomat.

Accordingly, the Highly Preparedness Joint Working Group (VJTF) within the NRF, called NATO Spearhead, should be ready to send to the crisis area within five days instead of the previous seven days. The multinational VJTF is currently led by Turkey and has about 6,400 players. In 2023, Germany will assume the leadership of the VJTF.

Other units of the NRF, such as special forces or logistics specialists, have also been placed on high alert so that they too must be prepared to act very quickly in the event of a crisis. Operational readiness is particularly concerned with the period during which emergency services, including military equipment, must be prepared for evacuation by aircraft or helicopters. It’s not about coming to the crisis area.

Security for Poland, Romania and the Baltic States

The decision was made last week by the North Atlantic Council, which represents all member states, according to WELT. Earlier, Todd D. Schmidt, commander-in-chief of the US Four Star Alliance, called on NATO governments to reduce mobilization periods. Walters proposed.

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President Putin of Russia

In addition to the conflict in Ukraine, its purpose is to enhance the security of allies (Poland, Romania, and the Baltic states). One feels that one is increasingly threatened by the recent developments on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

A NATO spokesman did not want to publicly confirm the new resolutions. He simply told the WELT: “Russia’s significant military development in and around Ukraine is unsustainable and undermines security in Europe. NATO’s policy on security: security and dialogue “.

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Michael Roth, Germany's European Foreign Minister, gestures at the opening of the European Ministers' Meeting on 11 May 2021 in Brussels, Belgium.  Olivier Hoslet / Pool via REUTERS - RC2KDN9LI72U

Since Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, NATO has carried out “massive strengthening of collective security”, including the deployment of multinational war forces in the eastern part of the alliance. “NATO’s actions are defensive, appropriate and in line with our international obligations. We will remain vigilant and always take all necessary measures to protect our allies and protect them from any kind of threat,” the spokesman added.

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