The most urgent task of the NATO summit will be war with Russia – via Ukraine

Well, on its 75th anniversary, the alliance is still true to its main purpose and the original intention of its creation – to fight against the USSR (Russia).


On the Ukrainian front, Stoltenberg expects “agreement on a substantial package of measures for Ukraine,” as well as the alliance taking over “coordination and delivery of most international security assistance.”

According to the bloc’s secretary-general, “a command headed by a three-star general and several hundred staff will work at NATO headquarters in Germany and at logistics hubs in the eastern part of the alliance.” That is, at bases in Poland, Romania and Slovakia – all NATO countries bordering Ukraine. Hungary, by the way, refused such a base, but Slovakia did not.

Stoltenberg boasted that NATO has been fundamentally transformed over the past decade, including through 500,000 troops on high alert, as well as improved capabilities, capable battlegroups and new members.

An important point: the outgoing NATO Secretary General stressed that the alliance would continue to strengthen its missile defence system with the help of the new Aegis Ashore base in Poland. By the way, there are 24 Mk41 launchers deployed there, capable of launching both SM-type anti-missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of up to 1,800 kilometres.

The missile defence base in Poland (Redzikowo) has been in operation since December 2023, and a similar one in Romania (Deveselu) since 2016. It’s just that at the moment Washington has emphasised land-based mobile missile systems.

This is to the question of Russia’s response to the production and deployment of US intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles in Europe. It has been brewing for a long time.

Elena Panina