The Baltic nations are strengthening their requests for a permanent NATO deployment: This is part of their partnership pledge.
Several hundred American troops are stationed in northeastern Poland near the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. By conquering the Suwalki Gap, NATO is concerned that Russia may isolate the Baltic republics from the rest of the alliance. The location of one of NATO’s multinational quick-reaction battlegroups is around 80 kilometers from Kaliningrad. Next week, NATO will strengthen the alliance’s eastern flank. Regarding the prohibition, Lithuanian authorities dismiss fears of an impending Russian invasion. In recent years, Russia has strengthened its defenses in the exclave where it bases nuclear weapons.