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.