The USA put Latvia more than 120 pieces of different mechanisms, including tanks M1A2 Abrams tanks and armored vehicles M2A3 Bradley and equipment security, said the head of the Ministry of defence of Latvia Raymond Vejonis.
"The presence of the allies (USA and NATO) in Latvia is a confirmation of solidarity and security in the region ", - quotes the Minister RIA " Novosti ". The Baltic States and Poland have previously expressed wishes that the us military were deployed in the area on a permanent basis. The US told me that advocate the need for more frequent military exercises with the Baltic States, but do not intend to place in the field of the permanent population. Prior to that, in connection with the situation around Ukraine, NATO has adopted a number of measures that the Alliance explains the necessity of ensuring the security of the allies. So, were strengthened mission air patrol in the Baltic countries, the aircraft with radar equipment make regular flights over the territory of Poland and Romania, there is an additional NATO ships in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas. In September, has also stated that North America has decided to strengthen the buildup of NATO forces in the Baltic States, planning the transfer of heavy weapons, as well as among them tanks, in Estonia.