NATO rereforça o leste da Europa infographic
A infografia mostra os efetivos da NATO estacionados no leste da Europa.


Projeções militares da NATO no leste da Europa

May 5, 2022 - A NATO tem 40.000 efetivos sob o seu comando direto no leste da Europa, cerca de 10 vezes os efetivos que tinha antes da invasão russa da Ucrânia. Oito países albergam agora grupos de combate da NATO – o dobro do número anterior.

In recent days, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stepped up his rhetoric regarding a possible strike on NATO members – a move that would almost certainly trigger Article 5, the alliance’s mutual defence pact, and most likely precipitate a world war. He has accused the alliance of both intimidation and fighting a proxy war against him in Ukraine through billions of dollars in weapons supplies, according to a Financial Times article.

Today, NATO’s eastern flank states, from the Baltics in the north, down to Bulgaria on the Black Sea, currently boast about 330,000 troops: national armies bolstered by reinforcements from western Europe, the U.S. and Canada. In addition to land forces, as many as 130 NATO aircraft are on high alert, and about 150 warships patrol the seas, the FT said.

PUBLISHED: 05/05/2022; STORY: Graphic News