Vladimir Dobrovolsky. NATO can apply a high readiness force created from response Forces to deal with crises in different regions of the world, it is not only for collective defence and aimed not only to the East, said the U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute.
"As for the" tip " - It is not a unit established for only one purpose. It is intended to be lightweight and flexible so you can apply the " 360 degrees ". He concentrated not only on article 5 of the Washington Treaty - ed.), on collective defence. It can also be used for operations crisis management, " said Liu at a Symposium in Brussels.
according to His statement, " This division multi-purpose application."" He not only directed, for example, on the East, " the Ambassador said.
for its part, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to NATO Marianne de Castanet (Marjanne de Kwaasteniet) said That different elements of the units will have different speed of response.
"The idea is that the tip could Move for 4, eight, or 72 hours. It is our goal we train for that purpose. Of course, for all the " tip ", which has the size teams need longer - from five to seven days, and then followed by other elements, the movement of which will take a long time, " said the Ambassador of the Netherlands, together with Germany form a transitional group of high alert in 2015.
Member countries of the NATO Wales summit in September 2014 has approved an action Plan for maintaining readiness, the need for which in the Alliance attributed to explain Russia's actions in Ukraine. Under this plan it Was decided, for example, to make the inside of the NATO response Force group increased combat readiness, which would be able to send into the territory in the fall for several days.
at the beginning of winter, the blessed Alliance development transition team of high alert, with the participation of the armed forces of Germany, the Netherlands and Norway, and in February, NATO has defined its characteristics. It was agreed That this group would consist of land of a population of five thousand people, with the assistance of air, naval and special forces. The main contingent for the group of countries-members of NATO will provide, on a rotating basis, in 2016 "framework government" will be Spain, followed by France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom.