The Visegrad Group, which contains Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, have agreed to send rotating forces to the Baltic States from next year.
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Hungary's Foreign Ministry confirmed that the agreement on the dispatch of rotational forces starting in January of 2017 had been made at a meeting in the Latvian seaside resort of Jurmala earlier this month.

The commitment was announced in the run-up to the NATO Summit in Warsaw where Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will seek to secure Deployment of an international battalion of up to 1,000 troops in each of their territories.

"Details of the Proposal will be discussed among the V4 ministries of defence, in consultation with their Baltic counterparts. The V4 countries will officially announce their joint initiative at the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw,” the Hungarian foreign ministry said.

Lithuania’s President said last week that Germany was considering stationing a battalion-sized combat group in Lithuania, following talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A single company of US troops are currently stationed in the Baltic States with rotating missions from other NATO countries.

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