General of NATO: the Alliance can place in the Baltic States reserve forces rapid response
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have the opportunity to become a country where NATO will place the weapons and equipment for rapid response Force, said the commander of allied forces in Brunssum (Netherlands), General Hans-Lothar Domrose.
" Plans (placement) must be approved by the meeting of defense Ministers of the countries-members of NATO, which will be held in February 2015, " he told the German commander, the responsibility of the management of Advanced group rapid reaction Forces (RBU) NATO, reports ITAR-TASS referring to the newspaper Rheinische Post. As added Hans-Lothar Domrose, " it may be necessary to prepare the fuel flows and the hospital." The General highlighted that the Alliance keeps consensus with Russia: NATO troops there will not be posted on an ongoing basis ". 5 September, the conference of the Commonwealth in Wales approved the action Plan on improving the combat readiness of NATO Forces. From the RBU, a special Leading group of several thousand people, which should become capable of deployment anywhere in the world for 2 days. As drew the attention of the then Commonwealth Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, placements, Group RBU until not defined. Simultaneously Rasmussen said that He " has already received signals Baltic countries, Poland and Romania ", which would like to put these forces. He Also promised that NATO would expand " the staff and logistics infrastructure in Eastern Europe " in order to provide rules for the operational deployment of sea, land and air Forces. Last week in Wales hosted the NATO summit. Commonwealth Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has covered a lot of topics, but the Russian Federation and Ukraine passed through the speech Rasmussen quite visible red thread. For example, NATO leaders agreed on the creation of rapid reaction Forces to counter the " Russian threat ". The permanent representative of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the Russian Federation will review all Plans, announced at the NATO conference, the story is about a significant change in the military situation in the area. He also said that throughout the fall in Ukraine, NATO's role was " extremely destructive ".