According to a statement issued by the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg that it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, and could also send additional troops to its south-east flank, in what Russia denounced as an escalation of tensions over Ukraine.
As per details, Welcoming a series of deployments announced by alliance members in recent days, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO would take “all necessary measures.” The move was a further sign that the West is bracing for Russia to attack its neighbour after massing an estimated 100,000 troops in reach of the Ukrainian border.
Stoltenberg said in a statement that “We will always respond to any deterioration of our security environment, including through strengthening our collective defence,” He later told a news conference that the enhanced presence on NATO’s eastern flank could include the deployment of additional NATO battlegroups.
He said that “We are considering also to have battlegroups in the southeast of the alliance,” added that so far, NATO has about 4,000 troops in multinational battalions in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, backed by tanks, air defences and intelligence and surveillance units.
On the other hand, The Russia denies planning an invasion. But, having engineered the crisis by surrounding Ukraine with forces from the north, east and south, Moscow is now citing the Western response as evidence to support its narrative that Russia is the target, not the instigator, of aggression.
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