The Baltic states are negotiating with NATO allies to increase their military presence on their territory to contain Russia. About it stated Reuters, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.
According to the agency, the issue of a possible increase in the military contingent in the Baltic countries may be considered as early as next month.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the issue of increasing military forces in the eastern NATO member countries will be seriously considered.
On January 12, Brussels hosted the first meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in 2.5 years. As a result, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that there is a real risk of armed conflict in Europe.
In December, at a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Riga, Stoltenberg said how transfers BBC that the alliance can transfer up to 40,000 additional contingent to Latvia if necessary. And from the concentration of Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine, one should expect the “worst”.
Also in December, the German edition of Der Spiegel wrotethat the commander of the Allied Armed Forces of NATO in Europe, Todd Walters, proposed to deploy 1.5 thousand NATO troops in Bulgaria and Romania in response to the deployment of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.