The Ministry of defence of Finland has announced plans to strengthen the defense of the country by placing in the 4 military districts military departments rapid response.
The head of the Ministry of defense Jussi Niinist? said that he considered this measure necessary in the current situation With " regional tensions due to the military intervention of Russia in Ukraine ". The rapid response unit is expected to place in just those districts that are located closer to the Russian border.
in these Units will include regular officers and private soldiers, and the soldiers of the special forces, trained reservists and conscripts, writes defense News " referring to the press service of the Ministry of defense of Finland. Now the government is considering increasing the budget costs for training reservists and courses increase skills for soldiers. On an ongoing basis in the Finnish army, serving 12 million People. With regard to conscripts and reservists command will have the opportunity to bring the total number mobilized to 230 thousand For one to four weeks, said the press service of the Ministry of defence. If the Finnish government would be able to come to a consensus With the opposition parties, there may be an increase in the defence budget of the country for 2016-2020. Units of the rapid reaction Finns are going to form on the model of NATO, where Since 1996 there are battalions of RDF. Their warriors are accelerated training courses With profiling on emergency actions in crisis situations. Most such Units are involved in peacekeeping missions and the last campaigns of the North Atlantic Commonwealth. Remember, at the end of may it was announced that Finland is implementing an ambitious program of training of reservists, which media associated With the preparation for possible war With Russia. April 10, five Nordic countries, among them Sweden and Finland, said through his Ministers about expanding military cooperation amid Russian military drills in the area and the Russian rearmament program.