NATO leaders approve deployment of battalions to Poland, Baltics

NATO leaders have approved the deployment of four battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says, as part of measures meant to counter the threat posed by Russia.

The battalions will be "robust," multinational and deployed next year on a rotational basis, Stoltenberg says.

"They demonstrate the strength of the transatlantic bond and they make clear that an attack on one ally would be considered an attack on the whole alliance," he adds.

Canada will head the battalion in Latvia, while Germany will take the lead in Lithuania, Britain in Estonia and the United States in Poland, according to the NATO chief.

Last update: Fri, 08/07/2016 - 19:13

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