The head of the Ministry of defence of Latvia Raimonds Bergmanis saw in the UK the decision about sending their soldiers to the Baltic States perspective on long-term presence of NATO forces in the area.
currently in Latvia, a member of the Commonwealth since 2004, deployed Soldiers of the U.S. and Germany.
"I welcome the decision of the UK to connect to the allies in the Baltic States. This is an opportunity to make a conclusion about the long-term presence at the conference (NATO - ed.) in 2016, " wrote Bergmanis on Thursday in own Twitter.
first British Director of the Ministry of defense Michael Fallon to the Ministerial meeting, said that the UK wants to send a small contingent to the Baltic States to provide continuous presence and to participate in the mission for training and strengthening the defense capability of the local sun.
later the Ministry informed that the UK will send about a hundred soldiers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to strengthen the defense, 25 - to Ukraine in the composition of the list of activities, the training of local security forces.
Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov have said before, that NATO covers their actions by false pretenses of an imaginary threat, which as if comes from Russia. If still Sands, any plans on the approximation of the military infrastructure of the Commonwealth to the borders of Russia will lead to retaliatory action from the capital of Russia.