Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania to seek NATO force

(Washington Times) Reflecting growing nervousness about recent aggressive moves from Russia, NATO’s three Baltic members — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — said Thursday that they will ask the alliance to permanently deploy thousands of ground troops to their nations, prompting a quick and sharp condemnation from Moscow.

NATO officials, gathering for a regular ministerial meeting in Turkey, said they were aware of the request and are open to considering it, but that it is too early to say how the alliance will respond.

But Russia bristled at the news, which comes as Moscow and its western neighbors trade charges of interference and …read more

Source:: World Net Daily – World

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