The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Commonwealth Jens Stoltenberg said that the number of the NATO response Force will grow from 13 to 30 thousand People, and a group of high alert in their composition will consist of 5 thousand Military.
"This strengthening our response Forces. The current $ 13 thousand.. I hope that Ministers will accept the conclusion about the strength of approximately 30 thousand, "said Mr Stoltenberg before the meeting of the heads of the Ministry of defence of the member countries of NATO, RIA" Novosti ". He said that the group increased combat readiness will be presumably from 5 thousand People. In mid-January Stoltenberg said that NATO has strengthened its presence in the East, noting that the Alliance sends to the area of Eastern Europe more ships, aircraft and troops. According to him, the military capabilities of NATO, as well as fresh troops rapid response, strengthen the defense of the Commonwealth. At the same time the commander of the combined military might of NATO in the European Union, commander of U.S. forces in the European Union General Philip Breedlove said that the multinational corps northeast, located in the Polish city of Szczecin, if necessary, will be able to direct the activities of the rapid response Force NATO. After the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine, the head of the Ministry of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu announced an "unprecedented" increase in the activity of the military might of the USA and NATO in Eastern Europe the Russian borders.