NATO leaders are set to agree on deploying four new battle groups to the alliance’s eastern flank to bolster their defence in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Leaders will agree at Thursday’s summit in Brussels on deploying troops to Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, NATO’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said.
‘I expect leaders will agree to strengthen NATO’s posture in all domains, with major increases in the eastern part of the alliance on land, in the air and at sea,’ Stoltenberg said ahead of the urgent NATO summit on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The NATO chief also vowed to provide extra support for Ukraine to deal with chemical and nuclear threats as it battles Russia’s invading forces.
‘Tomorrow, I expect allies will agree to provide additional support, including cybersecurity assistance as well as equipment to help Ukraine protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats,’ Stoltenberg said.
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