NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that the Allied nations would agree to establish an international battalion in each of the Baltic states, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as in Poland.

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Jens Stoltenberg
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"We will agree to deploy by rotation four robust multinational battalions in the Baltic states and Poland," Stoltenberg told journalists in Brussels ahead of the meeting of NATO defence ministers.

A battalion usually consists of 500-1,000 soldiers.

NATO says that additional capacities would be sent to Eastern Europe in response to Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine and the Baltic Sea region.

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