NATO is developing a plan to increase the readiness of the military power of the Commonwealth to respond to fresh crisis danger, said in vernie Commonwealth Secretary-General Andres Fogh Rasmussen.
This plan provides for " appropriate training and resources ", transfers ITAR-TASS referring to the message Rasmussen." The crisis in Ukraine gave this work of great urgency, " said the Secretary General of the Commonwealth. According to him, the unit examines the " longer-term strengthening of the collective defence ". Among them He named the change of the existing and development of new military plans, intensifying defence exercises and proper allocation of forces." I expect that such a preparedness plan will be approved at the conference (NATO in September in Wales) ", - He added. He also said that the NATO defence Ministers discuss the risks for the Commonwealth of the actions of Russia concerning Ukraine in terms of short-term and long-term consequences ". In this regard, NATO Secretary General pointed to the need to discuss how effective member countries of the Commonwealth Fund defense spending. All this Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told, answering questions of reporters before the opening in Brussels two-day meeting of defence Ministers from 28 countries-members of NATO. For his part, the head of Department of the state Duma defense Committee, Admiral Vladimir Komoedov said Tuesday that the conclusion about the change in the structure of armed forces of Russia due to the activity of NATO Until not accepted." Nobody reorganizes anything, everything as is and remains - and in this population, and in this structure. Has the ability to be, and it ought to be done in connection with the events in Ukraine, and most of the intentions of NATO, but as long as such a decision is not accepted ", - quoted expression Komoyedov RIA " Novosti ". Remember, the first day of the week the US Ambassador at NATO Douglas Lute said the Alliance wants to increase the presence in the region Until the end of 2014. The head of the Ministry of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said before about the " unprecedented " growth of activity of the military might of the USA and NATO in Eastern Europe of the Russian borders. Before NATO in connection with the events around Ukraine took a decision to place additional military personnel to " enhance combat readiness and exercises ", and to review plans for the defense. In addition, the Alliance decided to enhance air patrols in the East of Europe, to guide ships into the Baltic sea and the Eastern Mediterranean.