US Mission to NATO excitement About NATO’s plans to transfer an elite division to the EU to strengthen its eastern flank.
“After 80 years, the 101st Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles, is returning to Europe,” the statement said.
It is stated that about 2,4 thousand soldiers will be deployed in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia to “protect” the alliance’s air wing.
At the end of June, the leaders of the NATO member states agreed on a plan for a significant build-up of allied forces in the eastern direction by 2023, against the background of the crisis in Ukraine. The North Atlantic Alliance said it planned to increase the number of high readiness forces on the eastern flank to more than 300,000 in the near future.
30 June NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declarationNATO has been preparing for a conflict with the Russian Federation since 2014.