Baltic States Want Plan To Swiftly Deploy NATO Forces To Area If Under Threat – Reports

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 18th May, 2022) Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia suggest NATO develop a contingency plan to swiftly deploy 20,000 NATO troops to the area within the occasion both of the international locations is engaged in a direct army battle with Russia, The Washington Post reported citing a confidential joint proposal from the Baltic states.

The report stated on Tuesday that the Baltic states concern Russia is able to quickly deploying a mass army power in opposition to NATO’s jap border to confront the army alliance with a brief conflict and fait accompli.

Earlier within the day, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson stated Sweden and Finland will collectively apply for NATO membership on Wednesday, formally abandoning the impartial standing. Both international locations have been contemplating becoming a member of NATO since Russia launched a army operation in Ukraine on February 24.

On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov stated the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is “changing the situation radically” and that Russia might be taking a look at all features of it when making its personal safety assessments.

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