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Johnson calls on NATO allies to increase their military spending

Johnson calls on NATO allies to increase their military spending

Announced BritainYesterday, Tuesday, Boris Johnson called on the leaders of other NATO member states to increase their military spending in response to Russian military action in Ukraine.

And there were nations NATO I promised after the annexation of Russia Crimea By 2014, by 2024, it will have raised its defense budget to at least 2% of GDP.

Out of 30 countries, only 8 countries have achieved or exceeded this goal by 2021, but since then many countries have increased their weapons size due to the war in Ukraine.

The statement said Downing Street Johnson will deliver a speech at the Madrid summit in which he will say, “Our allies, allies, must reach deep into their pockets to restore sanctions and ensure security over the next decade.”

The report further stated Boris Johnson In his speech, he will emphasize that “2% is always the minimum, not the upper ceiling, and that allies must mobilize in this time of crisis.”

According to the report, the war Ukraine NATO must adapt to “new and stronger threats”.

Johnson’s participation in the Atlantic Summit follows his commitment to strengthening the British military presence in bordering Estonia. Balti Sea And the border with Russia.

From the beginning Russian military operations in Ukraine Last February 24th, I delivered London The total military support for Kiev is a total of 1.5 billion euros, which NATO has not fully calculated.

Johnson has repeatedly rejected calls for a significant increase in Britain’s defense budget, with The Sun reporting that last year’s spending review “strengthened Britain’s position as Europe’s largest defense spending.”

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But Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace and Secretary of State Lis Truss announced yesterday their calls for more money to ensure Britain achieves its goal, and were backed by senior officials.Labor Party Criticized for reducing the number of troops.