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Latvia Demands Permanent NATO Bases

• http://news.antiwar.com, by Jason Ditz

Poland was the first looking to use the “imminent” Russian invasion of Ukraine, which never happened, to push for permanent NATO military bases. Not to be outdone, Latvia is now adding to their call, seeking some bases of their own.

Finance Minister Andris Vilks is pushing the matter in a new interview, claiming Russia is “becoming more and more aggressive and unpredictable” and that this warranted a larger military commitment to the Baltic states, including Latvia.

Latvia has been pushing for a permanent US military presence for some time, and after they got a few hundred US soldiers now seems to have designs on a bigger alliance-wide deployment to their territory.

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