Baltic States ask NATO to increase number of troops on their territory

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the prime minister, the possible strengthening of the military presence of the North Atlantic Alliance in the Baltic States is a measure to deter Russia
10:36, 13 January 2022


Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are asking NATO to increase the number of NATO troops deployed in their territory. They are negotiating about it as DW reported citing to Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas.

Prime Minister did not give details of the dialogue. However, she called the possible redeployment of NATO extra forces in the Baltic countries as a deterrent against Russia.

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In turn, one of the diplomats of the alliance, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the request of the Baltic States could be considered at a meeting of defense ministers of NATO in mid-February.

Earlier, it was reported that the United States does not plan to consider the possibility of reducing the number of American troops permanently based in Poland and the Baltic countries.

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As it was reported, the first round of talks between the United States and Russia ended in Geneva on the evening of January 9. The meeting lasted two hours. The second round of dialogue began on January 10 and lasted more than 7.5 hours. The meeting took place at the US Permanent Mission in Geneva. During the consultations, the parties took a break several times.

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