NATO Bolsters the Baltics
Four Allied nations deploy five ships to reinforce Baltic waters in response to manoeuvres by Russian troops in the areas bordering Allied countries. A naval operation is prepared to react efficiently in potential moments of crisis.
In light of the crisis in Ukraine, NATO is boosting its presence in Alliance member state waters in Eastern Europe.
NATOChannel is on board HNoMS Valkyrien, the current flagship of one of NATO's four naval fleets, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), made up of five ships.
During their deployment, the ships - from Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands and Norway – will carry out manoeuvres to reinforce their capacity to work together and guarantee the security of Baltic waters.