Because of the relocation of Russian troops around the border with Ukraine
NATO has increased the combat readiness of its rapid reaction forces in
Europe, with a total of 40,000 people, said
the German publication Die Welt, quoted by BGNES.
As of Monday, the forces in the Joint Task Force must be ready for deployment in the crisis area within five days. The forces for
special purpose and military logistics are also on high alert. According to the publication, the decision was made last week during the North Atlantic Council.
The Joint Task Force, set up in 2014 with a very high level of readiness, includes about 6,400 troops from the United States, Britain, Poland, Spain, Italy and other NATO member states.
The command is performed on a rotating basis. The group is currently led by Turkey, and in 2023 the command will be taken over by Germany.