NATO is set to agree to a new dimension of its military presence to offer better protection to the Eastern flank alliances, highlighting a new model that’s projected at recapturing the Baltic states in the face of ongoing Russia invasion in Ukraine.
NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, in a statement with Financial Times said the new military blueprint, to be agreed at an annual summit of alliance leaders this week, would drastically upgrade its Eastern defences, shifting the focus from deterring any invasion to a full defence of allied territory.
With the Baltic region in fear of the growing influence of Russia amidst their ongoing invasion of Ukraine, fear have gripped the Baltic states of any Russia attack in any moment.
According to statement made by Estonia Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary few weeks back, he said “despite the Kremlin’s heavy losses in invading Ukraine, the Russians are going to come back stronger in a year or so to threaten the Baltics.”
He says NATO presence in the region is limited, and that failure to intervene would left them to be easily overwhelmed by Russia in a full-scale invasion, as the Baltic nations are small and on the Russian border.
Standing up against Russia aggressive plan, NATO had assured to bolster their defence of Baltic against Russia. According to statement from Stoltenberg, he said “we never share the details of operational plans, but I can assure you that we have been able to protect countries bordering Russia for decades, adjusting our presence in light of the threat assessment. We have done that before and we will do it again.” He assured firmly.
He said the alliance would significantly reinforce its defence in Eastern Europe, which will include new structures in which Western NATO allies, like the U.K., U.S and France would pledge their troops, ships and warplanes to be ready to deploy to specific territories in the eastern part.
The new strategic concept, to be signed off at the Madrid summit will kickstart on Tuesday, would define its goals and approaches for the next decade in terms of security.
Source: Financial Times.