The Baltic States to in the near future an additional $ 100 million from the United States to strengthen the defense.This was announced by the Minister of defense of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis live on Lithuanian TV (LRT). According to the official statement, most of the funds will be spent on «containment of Russia» and against «Russian propaganda.» What is to be done within the existing framework is not specified. About how it will be used in the us means for «protection from Russia» will be addressed in addition to Washington and the Baltic States.
The decision was taken at the Forum of the national defense of the United States Ronald Reagan. The event was attended by representatives of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. «This is a significant help for us. Where will the funds provided, we agree with our partners. These decisions say about the US intention to help us in future,» said Karoblis.