21 April 2017, 09:41 GMT
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Currently, 1,250 Belgian servicemen are reportedly participating in patrolling and security operations.
"The overall cost of this commitment in the period from January 17, 2016 to April 18, 2017 is 100,289,000 euros," Vandeput said as quoted by the Belga news agency.
Since March 24, 2016, there has been an increased terrorist threat in Belgium, at a level designated as three out of a possible four on the Belgian Crisis Center's scale.
The fourth level was reached on the day of the terrorist attacks at the airport and the Brussels metro on March 22, 2016 being lowered two days later to the third tier, suggesting a possible and probable threat of a terrorist attack.