Germany, the Netherlands and Poland signed an agreement this week aimed at reducing red tape that prevents the rapid cross-border movement of troops and weaponry along one of the main corridors leading from the North Sea to NATO’s eastern flank, writes Reuters, quoted by TVR Info. This happens in the context in which, recently, more and more European leaders and from the top of NATO have spoken publicly about the expansion of the war with Russia at the European level.
Invited to the Prim Plan show, the MFA State Secretary, Iulian Fota, said:
- “If we take into account the worst scenarios, we have to look at how prepared we are for a war beyond the local one, so to speak, between Russia and Ukraine, for something more extensive and bigger. And Ben (Hodges, ed.) came up, as far as I know, with this idea of military Schengen, because, on the one hand, it’s clear that the probable front area was somewhere in the east of the European continent, look and now the NATO exercise is focused on the Baltic and the North. So because that is the area of first contact if Russia’s hostile and aggressive intentions continue to develop between Russia and the NATO states and then on the old Cold War NATO organization, the bulk of the American military and the main capabilities were still in Germany and in other states several other states in Western Europe, Western Europe.
Read in full on TVR Info.