The NATO member countries intend to increase the expenses on defense. By the end of the next year, this figure will grow from by 100 billion U.S. dollars. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Yevropesika Pravda reported.
Since 2016, the Allies have spent 41 billion dollars for that purpose; yet, the sum will grow. 'Based on the national plans that come in from all Allies, by the end of the next year, they will add 100 billion dollars', he said.
The Secretary-General added that the NATO allies also showed unity in terms of arms control, unanimously supporting the violation of INF Treaty by Russia.
Stoltenberg also mentioned that the NATO's command structure, cyber protection system and collective security are the priority areas that are due to be modernized.