Jun 24 2022
NATO's Multinational Battlegroups in the East of the Alliance
It's been five years since NATO deployed four multinational battlegroups to its eastern flank. The battlegroups, stationed in the three Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - as well as in Poland, were one of several measures announced in response to Russia's illegal and illegitimate annexation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine in 2014. As they commemorate their fifth anniversary, the battlegroups, led by Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, remain combat-ready, demonstrate the strength of the transatlantic bond between Europe and North America, and make clear that an attack on one Ally would be considered an attack on all.