The command of the military power of Finland has announced plans to deploy a rapid reaction force along the border with Russia, arguing that the need for increased regional tensions amid the Ukrainian conflict. About this journal Defense News.
the head of the Ministry of defense Jussi Niinist? called this initiative is needed to strengthen the combat readiness and maintenance of the common defenses of Finland.
This kind of troops will be new to the state, it will be infantry troops that will be placed into 4 military areas, all of which are located in the immediate vicinity of the Russian border.
the composition of rapid response forces, says the magazine, will also include the officers, soldiers, Employees of the special forces, and will be retraining of reservists and conscripts.
Thus, from the position of the head of the Committee for defence of the Finnish Parliament, Ilci of Kanerva before rapid response forces will be able to take reservists in large quantities, they must be removed legislative barriers.
"The new law is obliged to enable the armed forces to recruit reservists transparent and efficient way. Under the current system contracts reservists do not provide the exact time of service or position about how quickly the reservists have the opportunity to be mobilized and armed, " said Kanerva.
currently the Finnish armed forces have permanent troops of 12 000 soldiers. While the armed forces have the opportunity of reserve troops to call up to 230 000 soldiers and support staff for one to 4 weeks.