Natalia Dobrovolskaya. NATO will continue to discuss strengthening collective security in the preparation of the Commonwealth summit in July 2016, but the real long-term measures at the level of the Commonwealth until not discussed, said Last news Deputy official envoy of the NATO of Carmen Romero.
Tuesday print edition citing diplomatic and military sources said that the NATO command is discussing yet another expansion of military presence on the borders with Russia, planning to accommodate from one to 4 thousand soldiers. According to one of the plans, NATO will deploy one battalion, numbering from 800 to 1,000 soldiers to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Another option involves the deployment of one battalion in the entire region. In the capital of Russia time and again spoke about the undesirability and danger of the possible increase in the number of NATO soldiers on the borders with Russia.
"The allies will continue to discuss the next steps to cope with the security challenges as preparations for the NATO summit in the Polish capital in July (next year - ed.) and among them, further strengthening collective defence through long-term measures. However, at this stage we are not discussing any real options, " she said in response to a request to comment on the text of the wall Street Journal.
at the NATO conference, which was held in September 2014 in Wales, the Allies adopted the so-called " Plan of action for maintaining readiness ", the necessity of which the Alliance justified the situation around Ukraine. It includes development of advanced group response Force, operational bases for their reception, security and command and the presence of land, air and naval Forces of member countries on the Eastern borders of NATO on the basis of rotation.
in early October the defense Ministers of countries-members of NATO adopted the military concept of response Forces of the Commonwealth, which the Alliance had decided to increase to 40 thousand soldiers and include air and naval component. They have the ability to be deployed within 48 hours.
the Ministry of defence, NATO also decided to make a staff cell of the Commonwealth in Hungary and Slovakia. These command centers were opened in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.