Chief of Defence and NATO political and military leadership discussed deployment of the NATO high-readiness forces

Chief of Defence and NATO political and military leadership discussed deployment of the NATO...

March 1, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen met with military and political leadership of NATO at Warsaw to discuss security situation in the region, synchronization of delivery and protection of military aid to Ukraine as it fight off the Russian military aggression.

The meeting also addressed further NATO deterrence policy in prospect of various scenarios the war against Ukraine might follow. Activation of NATO defence and deterrence plans, as well as aspects of deployment and response of the NATO Response Force (NRF) were the highlights of the meeting.

According to Chief of Defence, all decisions were in place and the capabilities would be deployed to the eastern flank as needed. The first NRF troops are arriving in Romania from France today. Then next steps will follow in accordance to the agreed NATO plans.

Plans of NATO military capability deployment and integration of Lithuanian national units were presented at the meeting and interoperability with Allies discussed. When the NATO defence plans were activated last week, Lithuania’s largest Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf and the Alliance’s enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group integrated in it passed into the operational-level subordination to NATO Chain of Command.

The meeting was attended by President of Poland Andrzej Duda, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Commanding General of United States Army Europe and Africa Gen Christopher G. Cavoli, Commander of the 5th Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC NE) Lt Gen Jurgen-Joachim Von Sandrart.

POC: Spokesperson for the Chief of Defence of Lithuania Maj Rūta Montvilė, +370 682 25 359, ruta.montvile@mil.lt

Photo credits: LAF