"He has also clearly stated to me, and also to other European leaders after he was elected, that he will be, and the United States will remain, strongly committed to NATO, and the security guarantees to Europe, they stand".
"By doing so you lead by example. It's good to see that other allies are now following you and they are starting to increase defence spending."- Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General
"I think as we look in the face of Russian aggression, of course here in the UK we are committed to our 2% of GDP being spent on defence, we are contributing troops to defence of eastern Europe with the NATO operations and our commitment is significant in all of these issues and we've agreed to maintain our nuclear deterrent."- Theresa May MP, UK Prime Minister
"Britain is stepping up to deal with the threats we face. The Army and RAF are providing assurance to NATO allies; with troops going to Estonia and Poland and jets being deployed to the Black Sea. Our Royal Navy is taking on people traffickers and training new Libyan forces in the Mediterranean. The UK is ahead of the NATO spending target and we’re ensuring the Royal Navy is growing with cutting-edge new aircraft carriers, frigates and submarines launching over the next few years."- Michael Fallon MP, UK Defence Secretary