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NATO increases military power

Experts at the Atlantic Council believe that the measures against Russia taken by the Western countries are insufficient, although changes in the defense sector added confidence EU countries.

NATO increases military power

After the NATO summit, held on September 4-5, 2014 in South Wales, NATO countries and their allies have continued to increase military power for the final resolution of the issue of European security. This is reported on the official website of the Atlantic Council.

It is noted, during a half-year after the summit, the NATO has increased its response force more than twice (from 13 thousand to 30 thousand servicemen). In addition, the training time for major defense groups was reduced to 48 hours, the Tyzhden news agency reports.

It is also reported that NATO countries have permanent Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), which is in a state of emergency preparedness.

However, there are concerns that these steps may not be sufficient in terms of speed and number of military.

It says that "NATO forces are not yet ready to contain an offensive, and proportionally, its number of servicemen is much smaller than of those mobilized by Russia for intimidation of its neighbors."

It should be recalled that the European countries decided to intensify their activities in the Black Sea, given the annexation of Crimea and total aggression of Russia.