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NATO battalions to be sent to Poland and Baltic countries next year, - Stoltenberg
21:13, 8 July 2016
NATO battalions to be sent to Poland and Baltic countries next year, - Stoltenberg

Canada will oversee deployment of battalions in Latvia, Germany in Lithuania, United Kingdom in Estonia, and US in Poland

21:13, 8 July 2016

gazprom.ru

NATO will start the deployment of battalions in Poland and the Baltic States in 2017, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a press conference in Warsaw during the NATO Summit, "Interfax-Ukraine" reports.

"Today we have taken the following steps: we have decided to strengthen our military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. Four battalions will be located in Poland, as well as in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. On a rotational basis", he said, noting that it will happen in 2017.

According to Stoltenberg, these battalions are multinational.

"Canada will oversee the deployment of the battalions in Latvia, Germany - Lithuania, United Kingdom - in Estonia, and the United States - in Poland", he added.

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