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NATO to bolster presence in eastern Europe

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders are expected to approve major increases in its forces in eastern Europe at a special summit tomorrow, reports the BBC.

The military alliance has 30 members that have agreed to come to one another’s aid in the event of an armed attack against any one member state.

Although NATO originally offered Ukraine eventual membership back in 2008, this hasn’t happened, mainly because of Russia’s long-standing opposition to such a move.

However, several NATO nations have been sending weapons to Ukraine to help it defend itself against Russia.

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said leaders would agree to send four new battlegroups to Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania, doubling the alliance’s presence in the region.

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