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NATO will increase its swift reaction strength to 300,000, almost eight times as part of its response to the "era of strategic competition"Secretary-General of the Military Alliancesaid on Monday.
NATO Response Force currently has approximately 40,000 soldiers and can be quickly deployed as needed.
Combined with other measures, including the deployment of troops to defend certain allies, NATO Secretary-General Jason Stoltenberg said the move was "the greatest collective defense and deterrence since the Cold War. It was part of the "review".
"These troops will work with their own defense forces," Stoltemberg said. "And they will be familiar with the local terrain, facilities, and our new pre-arranged inventory, which will allow them to respond smoothly and quickly to any emergency."
NATO accession of Finland and Sweden does not ensure US security
Stortemberg at a press conference prior to the NATO summit Said. During the week in Madrid, 30 allies are expected to agree on further support for Ukraine in the war with Russia.
Stortemberg said he hopes to reveal that his allies see Russia as "the most important and direct threat to our security."
In NATO's new strategic concept, the alliance is also expected to tackle the security challenges raised by China for the first time, Stoltenberg said. In Madrid, he added, allies would discuss how to respond to the growing impact ofRussia and Chinain their "southern district."
NATO Secretary-General spoke at the meeting, where Their rapid reaction force that decided to increase. (AP Photo / Olivier Matthys)
Stoltenberg agrees to provide Ukraine with further military assistance when allies are convened in Spain And NATO member countries have an "enhanced comprehensive support package" that includes the provision of secure communications and anti-drone systems.
In the long run, the allies said they were aiming to help Ukraine move from Soviet-era weapons to modern NATO equipment. The world's seven major economies emphasized their commitment to Ukraine "as much as necessary" on Monday. Another central theme of the
NATO Summit is the possibility that Finland and Sweden will join the alliance after Russia invades Ukraine.
NATO member Turkey so far considers it a soft approach to organizations that Turkey considers to be terrorists, such as the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). We are blocking the application for that reason.
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Turkey, Sweden and Finland A person who is sought after by the Turkish authorities who are demanding that an individual be given a transfer request. Ankara claims that each country is accommodating PKK members, as well as those who say it is related to the failure of the 2016 coup.
Turkey also wants assurance that the weapons restrictions imposed by both countries regarding Turkey's 2019 military invasion of northern Syria will be lifted.
NATO Secretary-General Jensstrutenberg was the former media Talk at the conference To the NATO summit on rapid reaction. (AP Photo / Oliver Matthys)
Stoltenberg is agreed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Finnish President Saulininist and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson. Said that he did. Meet the bystanders of the summit.
"Since Finland and Sweden applied for membership, we have been trying to join the alliance as soon as possible," said Stoltemberg. "I don't make a promise, but Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO is historic, so we are actively working to ensure progress."
NATO said. The US allies in Europe and Canada have released new defense spending figures to show that they have increased their defense spending for the eighth consecutive year.
"Since they agreed to a defense investment pledge in 2014, by the end of the year they will make an additional investment ofover US $ 350 billion," Stoltenberg said. Stated.
NATO countries cut their military budgets in the 1990s after the end of the Cold War, but increased spending when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014. That year, NATO's allies also promised to meet their defense budget goals. 2% of gross domestic product by 2024.
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"9% target for 9 allies to reach or exceed 2. 19 allies have a clear plan to reach it by 2024," Strutenberg said. "2 percent are increasingly regarded as floors rather than ceilings. We also agree to invest more together in NATO." Pre-school coaches.