NATO defense budgets will be revised, the Pentagon announced

NATO defense budgets will be revised, the Pentagon announced


NATO member countries will review their military spending because of the actions of Russia in Ukraine , AP reported on Saturday , citing the head of the Pentagon Chuck Hagel .

Hagel compared the actions of Russia in Ukraine with ” utters sharp sound gong ” forced NATO to intensify , “Interfax ” .

The U.S. administration earlier urged partners in NATO to increase military spending and expand cooperation in the security field. Hagel called Russia’s actions as “provocative ” and said they ” will force NATO countries to reconsider their defense budgets .”

The head of the Pentagon acknowledged that a significant part of Russia withdrew troops from the border with Ukraine.

On the western border of the Russian Federation sent the latest modification of Strike Fighter MiG-31

Modern MiG – 31BM intrudes on the protection of Russia ‘s western borders in the Tver region , “Interfax ” referring to the Defense Ministry.

” In the near future interceptors will step up alert on the air space of the Russian Federation” , – said the press service of the WEST .

New combat vehicles already made independent flight to their permanent home at a military airfield in the Tver region .

MiG-31BM development and production of the Russian Aircraft Corporation ” MiG ” – double supersonic all-weather fighter – long-range interceptor . “BM ” – a modern upgrade for the Russian Air Force by 2020 will thus be retrofitted about 60 fighters of this type. Target detection range – 320 km range of fire is 280 km . Onboard radar system is capable of simultaneously detecting up to 24 air targets , eight of which can be simultaneously fired missile- aircraft.