Why Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could spark a NATO spending spree
A new age of European military spending is being created by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Germany and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have made a dramatic shift in their defense budget in the last weeks.
Sophia Besch (senior research fellow, Centre for European Reform), said that the Russian invasion in Ukraine served as a wakeup call for many Germans. She also spoke out for voters and politicians who were previously skeptical of military power’s ability to exert influence today in Europe.
Poland plans to raise defense spending 3% of GDP. Germany signed an agreement to purchase F-35 fighter planes. Many NATO members are interested in upgrading from Soviet-era equipment such as MiG-29s or Russian-produced surface-to-air-missile systems to U.S.-made weaponry. The United States of America is by far the biggest military spender within the NATO alliance. increasing its own defense budgetWhile selling high-tech weapons to friend nations.
Check out the video to see how Russia invaded Ukraine can cause an increase in military spending throughout Europe.