Spain takes command of NATO’s battlegroup in Slovakia

  • 01 Jul. 2024 -
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  • Last updated: 02 Jul. 2024 18:29

On Monday (1 July 2024) Spain took command of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Slovakia. Spain succeeds Czechia, who had been leading the battlegroup since its establishment in 2022. Troops from Czechia, Slovakia and Slovenia are deployed alongside the 700 Spanish troops as part of the battlegroup, bolstering Allied deterrence and defence on NATO’s eastern flank. Spanish military personnel were recently involved leading another multinational exercise - Slovak Shield, part of Steadfast Defender 24 - NATO’s largest military exercise since the Cold War. Spain is also contributing to NATO’s multinational battlegroup led by Canada in Latvia.