Allies will discuss today future of NATO at Madrid Summit, as the Alliance seeks to agree a plan for a new decade of growing threats and great power competition. According to the UK Prime Minister, NATO needs to deployed more troops to NATO’s eastern flank.
“Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe, and permanently reconfigured the geopolitical contours of our continent. Both the UK and NATO must adapt to meet new and increased threats to our shared security. That means ensuring that there is long-term investment but also being ready to surge defence spending to adapt to crises and urgent needs.
In addition to long-term investment, since the start of the war the UK has so far provided £1.3bn in extraordinary military support to Ukraine for its self-defence, and deployed more troops to NATO’s eastern flank and increased our contributions to NATO’s air policing and standing naval groups”, - said Boris Johnson.