In this context, i meant the countries that'll face the brunt of russian land attack in an outbreak. They're certainly warranted to maintain a healthy level of artillery support so the russians don't just steamroll through.
But, having conventional fire support like mlrs, big guns, holds less importance for someone like france. Any invading force from east will have to have crossed many layers of defenses to be in a firing position.
The key is to invest so that they never get to that firing position.