Published on Apr 26, 2016
NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow says the western military alliance remains committed to enhance its presence in Eastern Europe to protect its partners and allies from potential threats. In a speech at the University of Bucharest, Vershbow discussed the main issues NATO is facing. He said the alliance is struggling with many complex risks apart from the destabilizing actions of Russia and the tide of instability that has swept across the Middle East and North Africa. He said the NATO is doing everything to respond these challenges including cyber and energy securities. Vershbow also spoke of NATO’s combat response force saying, the organization has set up a series of small headquarters to support planning, training and re-enforcement. Russia has long expressed concerns over NATO’s missile and radar deployments in Eastern Europe calling them threats to its security.