The Alliance is planning a large-scale maneuvers in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, said the commander of the United forces of NATO in Brunssum (Netherlands), General Hans-Lothar Domrose.
" first, we conducted a large-scale maneuvers with the participation of 25 to 40 thousand soldiers only in Western countries. Currently, I well imagine that in the future we will be able to perform maneuvers equally in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, " journal Welt words Domrose.
The General also said that there will be a " rapid response group, its composition will be from 5 to 7 thousand soldiers, who for three to five days will be able to reach the territory of the fighting."
The member countries of the NATO 5 September at a conference in Wales adopted a plan to strengthen the collective defence of the Commonwealth and agreed on the parameters of new rapid reaction force in response to Russia's policy toward Ukraine. Units of the rapid reaction forces NATO for defence of the Eastern European members of the Commonwealth will be at least several thousand soldiers, deployable, said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.