Britain is reviewing its defence strategy in the context of Russian threats
Britain has updated its defence strategy, with countering Russia's threat to Europe being named as its main priority. The document provides for, among other things, earmarking 5 billion pounds for replenishing ammunition reserves and modernising the nuclear arsenal.
Britain's defence strategy was decided to be reviewed following Russia's full-scale war in Ukraine. Defence spending will be reviewed after 2025 taking into account the announced goal of bringing it to 2.5% of GDP in the long term. Last year, according to NATO data, Britain spent on military needs 2.16% of its gross domestic product. In 2014, NATO member countries promised each other no less than 2% of GDP, however by 2022 only nine of them, including the US, Britain and Baltic states have fulfilled this requirement.