Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia have established regional special operations command, NATO (R-SOCC). This was reported on the website of the Alliance on Friday, October 25.
Today, the defense Ministers of the four countries of NATO signed a Memorandum of understanding on establishment of regional special operations command, which will operate under the leadership of Hungary.
“Under the leadership of Hungary, this command will increase the ability of four countries to effectively use their forces”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that the command R-SOCC will get elementary functionality in January of 2021, a fully operational, it will begin up to December 2024.
Also, the command will allow each country to utilize their own contributions separately, but to take advantage of the integrated structure of R-SOCC after activation for deployment.
“Because Special operations forces are a highly versatile tool in modern conflict, the signing ceremony makes an important step towards strengthening the special forces in the region and increase cooperation and collaboration within the Alliance”, – said the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO Mircea Geoana.
Recall that next week will decide on a new format of NATO’s relations with Ukraine. This was at the end of the visit to the headquarters of NATO, said defense Minister of Ukraine Andriy Zagorodnyuk.
As you know, 31 October the Council will hold a meeting in Ukraine. The meeting will be attended by President Vladimir Zelensky.