NATO Defense Ministers are meeting in Brussels. The meeting will take place on February 14-15 and the agenda includes discussions of the situation in Ukraine, as well as “personal support” for Moldova.
Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance, Mircea Geoana, spoke about supporting Moldova after the meeting with Natalia Gavrilita last week. Considering that a missile flew over our airspace at the time, the official said that “Russian missile attacks on Ukraine pose a direct threat to Moldova’s security”, realitatea.md reported.
“Personal support for Moldova will also be on the agenda when NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels,” Geoana said at the time.
According to a statement released by NATO, the Defense Ministers’ meeting will be held to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defense, as well as to reinvigorate and support Ukraine. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg cited the urgency of providing key capabilities to Ukraine before Russia can gain the initiative on the battlefield.
Ministers are expected to agree a new level of NATO defense planning and consider ways to increase military industrial capabilities and resupply. Measures to enhance protection of critical submarine infrastructure will also be identified, and ways to maintain and increase defense spending in the Alliance will be discussed.