NATO wants to strengthen its presence in Europe


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Faced with the Russian threat, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that he wanted to strengthen the workforce of the Atlantic organization on Monday 27 June.

Due to the war in Ukraine and the Russian threat, NATO wishes to strengthen its presence in Europe. “There are already 40,000 soldiers on European soil ready to fight in the event of a conflict”said journalist Jean Chamoulaud, Monday, June 27. “Nato would like to increase this figure to 300,000 soldiers, under the name of ‘reaction force’. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, NATO has already reinforced its presence on the borders of the east of Europe. In all, 20,000 soldiers are already based in Eastern Europe, in case of invasion”continued the journalist.

“Member countries have committed to devote 2% of their GDP to their defense expenditure before 2024. But the account is not there since, for the moment, only 9 countries out of the 30 members have reached this objective for this year. , such as the United States or the United Kingdom”explained Jean Chamoulaud. “France is just below with 1.90% of its GDP”said the journalist.

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