NATO forces in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland reached 11.000 in 2018

Summary

NATO forces in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland reached 11.000 in 2018 vs 2.000 in 2015. They have all types of offensive weaponry.

Disproof

NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu corrected the distorted figures on Twitter: The NATO battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland include under 5,000 troops - defensive, rotational and transparent.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 124
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Latvia, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland
  • Keywords: Trident Juncture, EU/NATO enlargement, Military exercise, NATO
  • Outlet: Twitter account
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Trident Juncture 2018 was a large NATO exercise held in Norway with around 50,000 participants from 30 NATO and partner countries. forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/exercises/nato-exercise-2018,