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French troops from the NATO Response Force deploy to Romania

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French troops from the NATO Response Force (NRF) have been deployed to Romania in response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.

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French military personnel and vehicles from the NATO Response Force (NRF), including VABs (véhicule de l’avant blindé or armoured vehicles) and AMX-10RCs, arrive at Mihail Kogălniceanu international airport in Romania. Elements of the NRF have been activated for the first time in its history in a deterrence and defence role, in response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, demonstrating NATO’s commitment to the protection of its Allies.

The NRF is a highly ready and technologically advanced multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and Special Operations Forces (SOF) components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed. France leads this year's high-readiness element of the NATO Response Force.

Footage includes various shots of French troops and armoured vehicles landing in Romania and setting up camp.

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FRENCH ELEMENTS OF THE NATO RESPONSE FORCE (NRF)

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HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED TO ROMANIA

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SGT QUENTIN
27th Alpine Hunters Battalion
“We are on the eastern border of Europe and we are ready for any contingency that may happen.”

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THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE NRF HAS BEEN ACTIVATED FOR COLLECTIVE DEFENCE AND DETERRENCE

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IN RESPONSE TO RUSSIA’S UNPROVOKED INVASION OF UKRAINE

—SOUNDBITE IN FRENCH (SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH)—
CPT BENOIT
27th Alpine Hunters Battalion
“We operate in a multinational framework in order to strengthen the NATO forces present in Romania.”

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Time Science by Fawcett and Martin
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