Copenhagen: Denmark It will send a NATO battalion to Latvia next year to help support the Baltic country in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
“From mid-2024, Denmark will provide a NATO battalion for the defense of the Baltic states, which will be deployed in Latvia for part of the year and for the rest of the year in Denmark, where it will be on standby and go to the Baltics in the event of a crisis.”
The battalion is expected to consist of 700 to 1,200 soldiers.
The statement added that “the composition and size of the battalion, as well as the duration of the specific deployment, will depend on the needs of NATO and its allies,” as well as the possibilities for the deployment of Danish forces.
Former Soviet countries on NATO’s eastern front called on the alliance to enhance defense capacity in the region.
Denmark is part of a permanent NATO mission in the region called the Enhanced Advanced Presence, and last March sent 225 soldiers to Estonia.


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