NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Madrid summit would call for a “necessary change”. The Secretary-General said that NATO would prepare 300,000 troops for immediate retaliation in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine. At the same time, there is talk of raising the military organization of the Baltic states and five other frontline countries to the brigade level. The Guardian said that here also there is talk of doubling, treble the number of soldiers from 3000 and 5000.
Some important decisions can be taken on Thursday regarding the meeting of the coalition of 30 countries. The Secretary-General said that after the Cold War, there will be a big change in the field of collective defense. At present, the total number of Rapid Reaction NATO is about 40,000. At the same time, the change that will happen now will be an indicator of a big change in parallel with the Russian army.
The Guardian said that as part of NATO’s broader transformation, it will move its munitions and supply stocks to the east to guide the change needed in 2023. The Secretary-General said that nothing can be said yet on the applications of Sweden and Finland to join NATO. In fact, Turkey has some objections to the membership of these two countries, which are yet to be resolved.