The defense Ministers of NATO adopted the military concept of response forces of the Commonwealth of up to 40 thousand Soldiers, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Commonwealth to the level of defense Ministers.
Stoltenberg said that the advance team of the NATO response force in 2019 will be headed by Germany, reports the news Agency.
according to his statement, the defense Ministers of NATO countries also decided to make two new headquarters of the Commonwealth in Hungary and Slovakia." Today, we endorsed plans to establish 2 additional offices on integration, Hungary and Slovakia ", - has said Stoltenberg, RIA " Novosti ". Stoltenberg also confirmed the readiness of NATO to deploy its response force in the South. On Thursday, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO has the infrastructure required to host response forces on the southern borders of the Commonwealth. From 3 October to 6 November in southern Europe are the largest in a decade NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 ( "Connection Trident" ), the maneuvers will be held in Spain, Italy and Portugal, in the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean. They involve 36 thousand People, 140 aircraft and up to 90 submarines and surface vessels from 30 countries, among them non-NATO Austria and Sweden. In early autumn, NATO took the decision to make six new staff – control points of the Commonwealth in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. In June, the Alliance decided on increasing the number of response force up to 40 thousand People and the inclusion in the composition of the advance team – joint task force with high readiness NATO (VJTF), the so-called " tip of the spear ". Up to date statements of the Commonwealth related to Greater part of the infrastructure for the application of response forces on the Eastern flank in response to the situation around Ukraine.