[EFE-EPA/Sergei Ilnitsky]

NATO keen to respond to Russia's modernization of its nuclear arsenal, however, the Alliance refuses to engage in arms race. NATO allies are obtaining new anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic defense systems and stregthening their conventional capabilities. NATO, though, does not intend to deploy new tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

The second-most goods imported to Visegrad countries come from China, Slovakia is the only exception. Among Visegrad countries and compared to other non-European countries, Prague trades with China the most, although Czech citizens remain the most sceptical towards Beijing.

[EFE-EPA/Lintao Zhang/Pool]

Strong support for EU and NATO, aversion towards authoritarianism and absolute dependence on transatlantic security - those are the main reasons how the Baltic states are able to resist China's influence better than other EU member countries. 

[EPA-EFE/Stepan Franko]

Partnership with NATO gives Kiev a better access to NATO programmes or intelligence materials. Opportunities for Ukraine troops will improve as they will be able to occupy positions in international NATO command structures and units. NATO benefits from this partnership as well.