NATO Battalions Will Go to Eastern Europe.
The NATO Summit for 2016 was held in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, the active NATO member and the country where Warsaw Pact was organized in 1955 – the Soviet Union alliance of communist countries. Today, the former communist country is on the front line of diplomatic battle between the Atlantic alliance and Russia.
On the NATO Summit, there was a discussion on positioning four multi-national battalions in Poland and three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). According to NATO plans, the UK will lead a battalion in Estonia, Canada in Latvia, Germany in Lithuania and the US in Poland. The main idea is to place around 4,000 troops during early 2017.
NATO has plans of setting multi-national battalions in Romania since many countries in Eastern Europe are fearful of a potential threat from Russia.
This is the first NATO deployment in Europe since the Cold War ended, but it seems to be essential since Putin’s moves in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The position from NATO has been seen in Russia as unnecessary action on non-existing “threat from the East.”
There will be additional meetings between NATO and Russia since both sides want to see a strong diplomatic effort to rebuild their relationship.
Gildshire Editor, Elvira Barucija