NATO reinforces eastern flank due to Russian aggression in Ukraine, - Stoltenberg

NATO members increase military expenses
09:17, 24 February 2016

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated that annexation of Crimea and Russian aggression in Ukraine causes the USA to contribute more to security in Europe, leads to the increase of military expenses of NATO and reinforcement of eastern flank of the Alliance. Stoltenberg informed about this in his speech before the International Committee of the European Parliament, reports “Interfax”.

He reminded that at the beginning of February Defense Secretary of the USA asked Congress to increase funding in 2017 up to $3.4 billion.

“This means more military forces, more military trainings and more weapons and infrastructure for Europe”, -Stoltenberg said.

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