Here are the facts: There were no NATO ground troops in Eastern Europe before 2014, when Russia illegally annexed Crimea. The battlegroups NATO has deployed in response are purely defensive in nature.
In response to Russia's use of military force against Ukraine, NATO deployed four multinational battlegroups to the Baltic States and Poland in 2016. We see significant disinformation about why NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence exists, what the battlegroups are doing and whether they’re defensive in nature. In this video, NATO sets the record straight with six facts about eFP.
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NATO HAS FOUR MULTINATIONAL BATTLEGROUPS IN ESTONIA
THIS MILITARY PRESENCE IS DEFENSIVE, PROPORTIONATE AND IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS 3 NATO INCREASED ITS PRESENCE IN RESPONSE TO RUSSIA’S USE OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST UKRAINE
4 THERE WERE NO NATO TROOPS IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE ALLIANCE BEFORE 2014
THE BATTLEGROUPS DEMONSTRATE THE TRANSATLANTIC BOND
AND SERVE AS A REMINDER THAT AN ATTACK ON ONE ALLY IS AN ATTACK ON ALL 6
TODAY, MEN AND WOMEN FROM OVER 20 ALLIES TRAIN AND EXERCISE TOGETHER
DEMONSTRATING ALLIANCE UNITY AND SOLIDARITY
“Transcode” by Peter George Marett
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