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How NATO wants to stand up to Putin

NATO to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities

According to Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO summit in Madrid will decide on a significant strengthening of Allied deterrence and defense capabilities. You will find out exactly what NATO Secretary General is saying here.

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Germany’s planned additional military support from Lithuania serves as a model for NATO allies: the alliance is currently working to strengthen the eastern wing – in the event of a Russian attack.

DGerman plans for another combat brigade in support of Lithuania could serve as a model for NATO. In view of the Russian attack on Ukraine, the Alliance has been working for a long time to strengthen deterrence in the East Wing and the preparedness of its own forces in the event of a Russian attack.

The concept is to be decided definitively at the NATO summit in Madrid at the end of June, said the head of the alliance Jens Stoltenberg on the sidelines of the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.

During his visit to Lithuania, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) had previously offered to place a heavy-duty combat brigade in the Baltic, in addition to the existing NATO troop of up to 1,600, including 900 Germans. . The brigade usually consists of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers.

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The real novelty of the plan from Berlin is, in addition to the additional forces, that only part of the brigade, including the unit command, is to be stationed in Lithuania.

Another part of the brigade will be based in Germany. However, troops stationed in Germany will be specially trained for the needs of Lithuania and possible threat scenarios in the country, as it has just become known.

NATO’s new strategy for the east and southeast of the alliance also wants to follow suit. According to Stoltenberg, there are plans to set up structures that will quickly strengthen forces on the outside in the event of a specific threat.

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According to Stoltenberg, it is planned to increase the readiness of soldiers and the location of some armed forces outside potential crisis areas, such as Lithuania, Latvia or Poland, and to prepare them there specifically for the defense of individual countries. According to WELT, the main reason for this division of brigades is cost.

In addition to strengthening the so-called advanced presence and the division of brigades, it is also planned to expand air, naval and cyber defense. In addition, other heavy weapons from NATO allies are to be stored on the east wing so that they are quickly available. Major NATO allies, such as the United Kingdom and Spain, have already given their consent.

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