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Polish Troops to Be Deployed in Latvia in 2017 as Part of NATO Battalion

© REUTERS / Ints KalninsPolish army soldiers take part in the "Saber Strike" NATO military exercise in Adazi, Latvia, June 13, 2016.
Polish army soldiers take part in the Saber Strike NATO military exercise in Adazi, Latvia, June 13, 2016. - Sputnik International
Polish troops will be deployed in Latvia as part of the NATO battalion expected to be stationed in the country in 2017, local media reported Thursday.

A file photo showing US navy helicopters fly over US Navy hovercraft during the NATO Trident Juncture exercise 2015. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Nasz Dziennik newspaper, Polish President Andrzej Duda and his Latvian counterpart Raimonds Vejonis will discuss Poland's participation in the deployment at the NATO summit in Warsaw, scheduled for July 8-9.

After the NATO defense ministers' summit held last month, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance had agreed to deploy four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with some 800-1,200 troops in each unit. The decision is expected to be agreed on at the upcoming Warsaw Summit.

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