Spain to deploy 300 soldiers to Latvia as part of NATO mission

Three hundred Spanish soldiers will be deployed to Latvia as part of NATO’s rotational battalion in the Baltic States, as stated by Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis.

According to him, preparations for the Canadian-led battalion are currently under way, and a meeting will be held in Ottawa at the end of January to discuss the logistics of the deployment.

"Spain will also join the battalion, sending a large group of soldiers in the amount of 300 people. In total, the battalion will consist of up to 1,200 troops," Bergmanis said.

Spain also plans to deploy troops to Albania, Italy, Poland and Slovenia.

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