Translated By Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
|Tony Gentile – Reuters|
NATO could extend its military presence on the border with Russia. The command of the alliance is discussing this possibility, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the newspaper Wall Street Journal.
According to the publication, NATO plans to deploy, in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, a battalion of between 800 and 1,000 troops.
The WSJ says that the US administration is also willing to transfer its military base, located in Poland and the Baltic States, under the direct command of the North Atlantic alliance. 150 US servicemen are now in each of these countries.
Earlier, a spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that NATO promotes the threat allegedly posed by Russia just to cover their own actions. Peskov also said that the approach of the military bases of NATO to Russia’s borders will cause the response of the Russian Federation.