Illustration photo – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on February 14, 2023.
Brussels – Plans to further adapt the defense of the North Atlantic Alliance to the threat of a possible Russian attack will be defense ministers of the member countries to act today. During the final second day of the Brussels meeting, they will also discuss improving the protection of critical infrastructure or increasing defense spending.
In almost a year since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the alliance has deployed tens of thousands of troops in NATO's eastern flank and created new battle groups with the support of the air force and navy. According to the Secretary General of the organization, Jens Stoltenberg, the ministers should approve the guidelines for the effective long-term operation of the joint forces in the region.
In addition, today in Brussels there will be talk about the gradual addition of money for defense, to which the alliance countries have previously committed themselves. It should enable, among other things, an increase in the production of weapons and ammunition, which the Allied countries consider necessary in connection with the protracted war.