NATO members to boost its defence capabilities in response to Russian actions in Ukraine 0306146
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|Tuesday, June 3, 2014 08:39 PM|
|NATO members to boost its defence capabilities in response to Russian actions in Ukraine.|
NATO Defence Ministers on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, agreed to continue and further reinforce NATO’s reassurance measures in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine crisis. “This is a time for all Allies to play a part, and all Allies are doing so”, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Every single Ally is committing resources to our collective defence. When we say NATO’s defence is “all for one”, we mean it.”
Meetings of the Defence Ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr. Fogh Rasmussen strongly welcomed the United States announcement to commit 1 billion dollars to a European Reassurance Initiative as “a clear sign of America’s commitment to Europe, and the strength of the transatlantic bond.” The Secretary General also commended Poland’s intention to raise its defence spending to 2% of Gross Domestic Product.