Boosting NATO’s presence in the east and southeast

  • Last updated: 21 Jan. 2019 16:37

An important component of NATO’s strengthened deterrence and defence posture is military presence in the eastern and south-eastern parts of Alliance territory. Allies implemented the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO’s forward presence in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and to develop a tailored forward presence in the Black Sea region.

Corporal Lalabalavu from the Royal Welsh Regiment stands in front of his squad after exiting from a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle during an exercise near Tapa in Estonia. These troops form part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup.