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NATO’s historic decision


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The decision to deploy 4,000 additional troops to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland adopted at the NATO Warsaw summit, one of the most important meetings of the Alliance since the end of the Cold War, was described as historic. After years of disarmament and deployments around the world and 25 years after the Cold War, the world's strongest defensive pact is building up its forces in its Eastern member states.

Slovenia will deploy one platoon from the Slovenian Armed Forces, i.e. 30 soldiers, to NATO’s eastern border in Latvia under Canadian command as soon as next year. Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar said that NATO Warsaw summit was crucial for a more appropriate response of the alliance to the modern security environment due to many crises around the world and especially in Europe. He also emphasised the position of the Republic of Slovenia that potential threats in the relations with Russia need to be prevented through dialogue and appropriate measures. For the first time, the summit was attended by Montenegro, which is a huge success also for Slovenia since the latter was Montenegro's main supporter during its integration into NATO.

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