NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the military group of the Alliance located in Latvia, in order to deter aggression. About it reports Delfi.
Today officially began operating a multinational NATO battalion in Latvia at Adazi military base near.
“These forces are sending a very clear signal to NATO acts as a single unit. And these forces are only one part of the bigger picture. NATO deploys military units in Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. These battle groups serve a common purpose – to defend the Alliance and deter aggression,” – said Stoltenberg.
Besides the Canadians and Latvians in the battalion includes soldiers from Albania, Italy, Spain, Poland and Slovenia.
In total more than one thousand people.
On 11 June it was reported that in the port of Riga has arrived and military equipment of the Spanish army for a multinational NATO battalion.
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