General staff chiefs of NATO will hold a discussion on Russia



A planned meeting of the NATO Military Committee at the level of chiefs of General staffs of the 28 countries of the Alliance will begin in Brussels. During the two-day meeting, as reported in the press service of the Alliance, they will discuss “measures to NATO’s defense and deterrence”, the ongoing mission of the Alliance in Afghanistan, Resolute support, cooperation with partner countries, including Ukraine and Georgia, as well as conduct “a wide-ranging discussion on Russia.”

First day of the meeting will be devoted to “perform work connected with deterrence, defense, as well as projecting stability” of the Alliance. Also today, the chiefs of General staff will discuss the NATO mission in Afghanistan. “The chiefs of General staff will be informed about the current status of the situation on the ground with a view to making recommendations ahead of a meeting of defense Ministers (NATO) in February,” – said the press service of the Alliance.

January 18, NATO will hold meetings with his counterparts from Ukraine and Georgia, during which will discuss the process of defence reform in these countries and the situation in the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine. “Georgia, the discussion will focus on the progress and achievements in the defense reform, as well as implementation of the package of NATO – Georgia, explained in the Alliance. Session with Ukraine will give the opportunity to update information on the situation in the field of security and defence”.

“They (chiefs of staff) will also hold a broad discussion on Russia, – have noted in NATO, speaking about the agenda of the second day of the meeting. – The chiefs of General staff will hold an exchange of views on Russia and the challenges it poses to the Alliance.”

Meeting of the NATO Military Committee meets twice a year. It passes under the head of the Military Committee of the Alliance General Petr Pavel. It involves, besides the heads of the General staffs of the 28 member countries of the organization, the chief of the Combined armed forces of NATO in Europe, General Curtis Scaparotti and NATO Supreme commander transformation, General Denis Mercier.