The announcement was made by Jens Stoltenberg before the meeting attended by Joe Biden
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NATO leaders will agree this Thursday on four new combat battalions on the eastern flank, in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria., at the extraordinary meeting in Brussels in which they will discuss more military support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian military invasion. This was announced by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, at a press conference prior to the extraordinary summit that will bring together the president of the United States, Joe Biden, c.with European partners for the first time since the Russian invasion of Ukraine a month ago.
NEW: @NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg expects Allied leaders to agree “to strengthen NATO’s posture in all domains”.“The first step is the deployment of 4 new NATO battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.”Will mean 8 BGs in total , from the Baltic to the Black Sea. pic.twitter.com/Q4x0Am7HbI — Dylan P. White (@dylanpwhite) March 23, 2022
As detailed, the deployment of these battalions is immediate and will be based on the reinforced presence of the Atlantic Alliance for the war in Ukraine. These groups will include components of the national forces of the host countries, but also with the participation of other allies.
“We are going to deploy them as long as necessary,” he indicated, when asked about the plans related to permanence.
Stoltenberg has framed this announcement in the short-term response of the military organization to the threat posed by the war in Ukraine. “It will have far-reaching consequences for our security and NATO has to respond to this new reality,” warned the Norwegian politician.
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This decision is consistent with NATO’s intention to strengthen its defense and deterrence position in Eastern Europe, although, beyond this announcement, the organization is working on a long-term adjustment of its presence on the alliance’s eastern front.