ABC reported this information, URA-Inform reports.
In January 2024, Spain will send a group of its military and military equipment to Slovakia. The weapons will include, in particular, Leopard tanks and helicopters. It is noted that we are talking about 600 soldiers who, as part of the NATO mission, must strengthen the borders of the North Atlantic Alliance.
It is also reported that, in addition to the group, which will consist of 600 military personnel, Spain will transfer Leopard and helicopters. It is worth noting that this is not the first such case of the transfer of weapons closer to the Ukrainian borders.
Earlier, Germany and Lithuania signed a «road map» as the basis for the deployment of a Bundeswehr brigade in the country. The North Atlantic Alliance has also increased its budgets for 2024, which demonstrates the solidarity of NATO members in overcoming common security challenges.
In early December, US Ambassador to NATO Julian Smith said that the North Atlantic Alliance is not going to wait for the Russian Federation to restore its armed forces after defeat in Ukraine. The organization will provide its members and allies with everything they need for defense.
We recall that it was previously reported that Saakashvili announced the imminent entry of NATO troops into the war in Ukraine: they are preparing for this.