NATO countries at the summit in Warsaw agreed to create four battalions in the Baltic States and Poland. This was stated at a press conference by the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, reports Reuters.
According to him, the battalions will be created as a “deterrent measures”. He added that almost all member countries of the Alliance will take part in the formation of these battalions. Their placement will begin in 2017, said the Secretary General.
Stoltenberg added that NATO troops will be present in the Eastern region until, “until it is needed.”
He stressed that NATO would inform Russia about the summit decisions during a meeting of the NATO — Russia.
Stoltenberg also said that Russia “should not and cannot be isolated,” adding that the Alliance welcomes the increased interest of Russia to address the issue of safety over the Baltic sea.
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