USA to extend army presence in Latvia – Baltic News Community

The US authorities has confirmed plans to strengthen the presence of its forces in Baltic States. The plan gives for deployment of extra troops and army machines in Latvia on a rotational foundation, as reported by Latvia’s Ministry of Defence.

The plan is to deploy army items to Ādaži and Lielvarde army bases so as to additional enhance deterrence and defence, in addition to to enhance mutual compatibility between Latvian and US armed forces.

It’s deliberate to deploy US artillery and aviation items in Latvia first.

«In terms of defence of Baltic States, our transatlantic companions should not joking,» mentioned Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks.

«The US authorities understands {that a} sturdy presence and trade of expertise kind the muse for deterrence. Our allies have all the time supported the independence of Baltic States. Immediately, taking a look at geopolitical dangers, we will see they are going to proceed doing that,» burdened the minister, including that the talks held at NATO summit in Madrid, in addition to throughout particular person conferences with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin have been profitable.

As beforehand reported, US President Joe Biden, through the NATO summit in Madrid this yr, mentioned he’s ready to extend the presence of US army alongside the jap borders of the alliance.

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