25 February 2022
by Nicholas Fiorenza & Thomas Bullock & Ashley Roque
NATO leaders have activated their emergency military response force as a defensive measure for the first time. The move comes as Russian troops continue their push into the Ukrainian capital city and refugees are fleeing into neighbouring countries.
On day two of the Russian invasion, NATO held a virtual summit of allied leaders and announced that elements of the NATO Response Force (NRF) and its Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) would deploy to alliance’s eastern flank.