Nato increases forces on high alert from 40,000 至 300,000 amid Russia threat

Nato increases forces on high alert from 40,000 至 300,000 amid Russia threat
Nato is to boost the number of its forces to be on high-alert amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine from 40,000 超过 300,000.

Nato is to boost the number of its forces to be on high-alert amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine from 40,000 超过 300,000.

The seven-fold increase was announced by the military alliance’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg ahead of a summit in Madrid this week.

It’s the biggest overhaul of collective defence since the Cold War, 他说. “We will transform the Nato response force and increase the number of our high readiness forces to well over 300,000.”

Mr Stoltenberg also confirmed that Nato will expand troop deployments in its European member countries that are closest to Russia.

The Western allies will also strengthen their air defences and increase their stockpiles of military supplies, 他说.

The Nato Response Force (NRF) currently has around 40,000 personnel. The name is also set to be changed to the Allied Reaction Force, Sky News has reported.

Nato will also change its language on Russia, which in the alliance’s last strategy from 2010 was still described as a strategic partner.

“That will not be the case in the strategic concept that we will agree in Madrid,” Mr Stoltenberg said.

“I expect that allies will state clearly that Russia poses a direct threat to our security, to our values, to the rules-based international order.”

The announcement came as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated proceedings at the G7 summit.

At the summit, world leaders emphasised their commitment to Ukraine in the ongoing war.

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