NATO Reinforces Defence in Central Europe
In the past few days, a number of NATO Allies have made announcements regarding current or upcoming deployments.
Russian army silently installed at least several missiles launchers able to be equipped with nuclear warheads that can attack special targets including command centers and freeways in Ukraine.
Some specialists estimated that about 130,000 Russian troops and more on the way from the Far East may have received a wider-scale mission from the Kremlin.
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland may be also on Vladimir Putin’s list of targets.
Therefore NATO started to increase the multinational battlegroups in those countries. NATO is also focusing on the defence of Bulgaria, and Romania.
Denmark is sending a frigate to the Baltic Sea and is set to deploy four F-16 fighter jets to Lithuania in support of NATO’s long-standing air-policing mission in the region.
Spain is sending ships to join NATO naval forces and is considering sending fighter jets to Bulgaria.
France has expressed its readiness to send troops to Romania under NATO command.
The Netherlands is sending two F-35 fighter aircraft to Bulgaria from April to support NATO’s air-policing activities in the region, and is putting a ship and land-based units on standby for NATO’s Response Force.
Canada is fully involved in the military and non-military including economic assistance to Ukraine. The U.K. assists Ukraine and Poland, Baltic states, Czech, and Slovakia.
NATO is considering to ban Russian planes to fly into the European zone.
The United States has also made clear that it is considering increasing its military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.