Friday, February 6, 2015

Lucia NATO finally stepping up to counter Russian aggression

Finally! It took them long enough to decide to do this.

Nato will establish rapid reaction force to counter perceived threat of Russian aggression
Nato declared on Thursday it will set up six new command posts on its eastern borders and create a 5,000-strong rapid reaction force in an effort to show resolve and solidarity in the face of what the alliance brands Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Announcing the new force in Brussels on Thursday, the Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said it was “the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the cold war.”

Some elements of the new force will be able to deploy to a flash point with 48-hours notice, Stoltenberg said, with the rest being able to move in a week, much faster than current Nato response times. It will be supported by air and sea forces as well as special operations units, and two more land brigades on standby in the event of a major crisis. Altogether, 30,000 Nato troops will be assigned to bolster the alliance’s eastern defences.

New Nato command posts will immediately be set up in six eastern members states – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria – who have been clamouring for a permanent alliance presence on their soil since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine. They will house about 40 to 60 officers as serve as command and control units, which would help coordinate any deployment of the spearhead force, as well as training.

10 comment(s):

farmerbraun said...

Yawn!

Lucia Maria said...

So sorry you are bored (or tired). Not really the forum for it, though. I'd recommend Facebook, where you can update your status and "friends" can commiserate.

farmerbraun said...

Sorry , no Faece Book account. Never , ever.
It was your repetition of the "big lie" of Russian "aggression " which got me.
Shills are so boring.


Nice ad hominem though.

Lucia Maria said...

Aw, and yet you read my post. Not that boring, it seems.

farmerbraun said...

Wrong . I stopped at the title. It told me that you were a propagandist.

Lucia Maria said...

While as you are trolling for the Kremlin. You don't even read the post, and make a grandiose pronouncement on me without even checking anything else. It's one thing to decide such a thing after extensive reading, it's another to come onto an unknown site and just rudely say, "Yawn".

Further comments from you will be removed.

pp22pp said...

We inspired a coup in the Ukraine and the Ukrainians are now reaping the consequences. Putin is not Hitler and does have the power to be. If you want to get your head blown off, feel free. Some Christian you are!

Lucia Maria said...

Ukraine is choosing to become European, not Eurasian, something Putin can't abide.

Are you one of the trolls from his troll farms in Russia?

pp22pp said...

I am a NZer of purely British descent. I spent six weeks in Russia in the 1990's when I took the Transsiberian back from Japan. I did a degree in Russian and in 2006-9 and learned to read Ukrainian and Bulgarian as well. I left Britain partly because Moslem Asians living in my part of Europe were gang-raping all the kids in my town and nothing was done about it because we wanted to prove how tolerant and inclusive we were.

Lucia Maria said...

Not believable. Hitting all the right notes, but the tune is off.

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