Western media reported that the United States intends to complement the group of NATO troops on the borders with Russia in the Baltic States. These reports commented on the defense Ministry of Estonia.
This was previously reported by the Wall Street Journal. In particular, according to the newspaper, the US reportedly intends to send to the region about 4 thousand soldiers – two battalions. This figure was voiced by Deputy defense Secretary Robert Wark. One battalion can provide the armed forces of Germany and the UK.
The Estonian defense Ministry has approved the decision. As said press Secretary of the Ministry of defence Andres sang, too early to say how many soldiers and from which countries will arrive in Estonia. According to him, this decision will probably be made at the meeting of NATO defence Ministers in June, on the eve of the summit in Warsaw.
“NATO countries already some time ago talking about the need to increase its presence in the Baltic region in connection with the difficult situation in the security sphere. We welcome this news,” said sang edition of Postimees.
Wark has previously said that the increased military presence of NATO is related to the increased activity of the Russian Federation in the area. According to him, Russians spend a lot of sudden teachings, on the borders with neighbors with a large number of military”. “From our point of view, such behavior is provocative,” he said.
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