Phoenix military unit of 10th Air Brigade of the US Army and five Black Hawk helicopters arrived in Latvia, reports Delfi.
"10th Aviation Brigade of the 3rd Aviation Battalion of general support "Phoenix" is the first aviation brigade, which arrived in Europe in the framework of the rotation in order to demonstrate the readiness of US and NATO to maintain the security of Europe. In ordinary times this unit is based in Fort Drum, NY", the report says.
Let us remind that in late October 2016, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that in February 2017 the Alliance battalions will be deployed in Eastern Europe. On January 7 first batch of weapons from the US arrived in Germany. It will be deployed in Eastern Europe according to NATO's plan to strengthen the Union's military presence in the region because of the Russian aggression.