BRUSSELS. ~A top NATO military general said on Monday that Russia’s armed forces are bruised but not beaten in the war in Ukraine, and he outlined the organization’s biggest update to its military plans since the Cold War if Moscow dares to expand the battle. Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, told reporters: “They may not be 11 feet, but they certainly are not 2 feet.” To paraphrase: “So never underestimate the Russians and their ability to bounce back. At a conference next week in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, US Vice President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts are expected to adopt a sweeping overhaul of the alliance’s planning structure. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) does not supply arms or ammunition to Ukraine. He tried to stay out of a bigger battle with Russia because of its nuclear weapons. In addition, it significantly strengthens the security of member countries in the vicinity of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
There are around 40,000 troops on standby from Estonia in the north to Romania on the Black Sea. Every day, about a hundred planes fly over this region, and a total of twenty-seven ships are deployed in the Baltic and the Mediterranean. Expect these numbers to increase. Within 30 days, NATO hopes to have up to 300,000 troops ready to deploy to its eastern flank under its revised plans. According to the plans, the country will be divided into three distinct regions: the Arctic and Atlantic regions, the region north of the Alps and southern Europe. According to Bauer, the strength of the Russian army before the start of the conflict in Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin about 17 months ago is the basis of the new preparation of NATO. He said the war had decimated Russia’s ground forces, but not the country’s navy or air force. “94% are now engaged in the war in Ukraine,” Bauer estimated of the Russian ground forces.
In general, we find that the Russians exercise caution around NATO. They have no interest in starting a war with NATO. This, I believe, is evidence of their extreme occupation, he pointed out. I don’t think they have a lot of strength to use against anyone else in land. NATO’s 31 member nations met last week for a “force generation conference” to discuss the alliance’s potential short- and long-term military capabilities in the event of a Russian attack. Although they could not share details for security reasons, the two officers were optimistic about the outcome. However, experts and some NATO ambassadors have expressed skepticism about the organization’s ability to muster 300,000 troops at any given time. Van Wagenen called it “very successful”, he said. To put it plainly, “I can assure you that we are able to know what is missing and how we need to develop it in the future.”
Bauer hailed the pledge expected in Vilnius by Biden and his counterparts to increase defense spending, saying it should help provide commanders with the equipment they need to execute plans should they become necessary to the army. coming. NATO members agreed in 2014 to increase military spending to 2% of GDP by 2024. Leaders will use the 2% figure as a spending floor, rather than a target, at their 11 and July 12.