Russia Beefs Up Its Western Flank

Author
Anna Maria Dyner
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Since the NATO Warsaw Summit, during which the decision to deploy four multinational battalion-sized battle groups on the Alliance’s Eastern Flank was taken, Russia has significantly developed its military capabilities in the country’s western areas. This raises serious challenges both for members of the Alliance and for countries in-between, including Ukraine. The effectiveness of deterrence against Russia will depend on the political cohesion of the Alliance and the further strengthening of its military capabilities on the Eastern Flank.
Topic
NATO, Military Affairs, Weapons
Political Geography
Russia, Ukraine