NATO Military Committee to consider situation in Ukraine on Jan 18-19

NATO Military Committee to consider situation in Ukraine on Jan 18-19

On January 18-19, the chiefs of staff and heads of the armed forces of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance will hold a meeting in Brussels as part of the first meeting of the NATO Military Committee this year to consider, among other things, the situation in Ukraine and continued assistance in its fight against Russia aggression

According to Ukrinform, such information was published on the NATO website on January 2.

"NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet in person on 18-19 January 2023, in Brussels, Belgium. Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, will preside over the meeting, which will be attended by the Allied Chiefs of Defense and their counterparts from Invitees Finland and Sweden," the report reads.

According to the report, the meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session (MCCS) will enable the 32 Chiefs of Defense, to meet and discuss issues of strategic importance to the Alliance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will join the Military Committee for the first session to provide the latest political objectives and to discuss security challenges facing the Alliance.

After that, the second session of the day will focus on early observations from the ongoing war in Ukraine, and the acceleration of the implementation of the NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept and the Warfare Development Agenda. The Chiefs of Defense will discuss NATO's military capacity and capability to defend the Alliance against all challenges, now and in the future. This will include a discussion on multi-domain operations, digital transformation and interoperability.

The first session of the second day will see the Chiefs of Defense meet with their Kosovo Force (KFOR) operational partners – Armenia, Austria, Finland, Ireland, Moldova, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine. The discussions will concentrate on the situation on the ground, the security environment, and KFOR’s mission.

"The final session will see the Military Committee discuss NATO’s ongoing support to Ukraine," the report said.

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