Political: NATO plans to deploy 300,000 troops near the borders of the Russian Federation will undermine the unity of the KXan alliance 36 Daily News
Date: March 19, 2023 Time: 04:43:44
According to the publication, information on the creation of combat-ready NATO forces may be announced at a meeting of heads of defense departments in Brussels on April 3-4. At the same time, the final plans are supposed to be agreed before the NATO summit in Vilnius on July 11-12.
According to the publication, training such a large number of military personnel will require not only equipment and weapons, but also additional training costs, including hundreds of thousands of units of various ammunition.
In other words, the publication notes, in order to implement the plans, it will be necessary to once again drastically increase military spending and production rates, while at this stage it is not clear whether NATO has the necessary industrial capabilities for this.
As stated in the material, “the test of the unity of the alliance will take place this summer, when the leaders of the 30 countries meet in Vilnius.”
“As soon as the NATO plans are approved, the participating countries will have to contribute and provide soldiers, planes, ships, tanks to complete all the columns of this plan,” the newspaper notes.
The publication summarizes that in a situation where NATO countries are already concerned about the level of their weapons arsenals, and Kiev needs new weapons supplies, “there is a danger that not all members of the Atlantic Alliance North can keep their promises and contribute to NATO’s defense plans”.