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    UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon stated that the rotational format for the four extra battalions in Eastern Europe does not violate the NATO-Russia Founding Act.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Deployment of four NATO battalions in Eastern Europe on a rotational basis does not violate the NATO-Russia Founding Act, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Tuesday.

    NATO Summit in Poland's capital was held on July 8-9 and focused on relations with Russia. During the summit the Alliance decided to strengthen its military presence in Eastern Europe on a rotational basis with four battalions in Poland and in the Baltic nations.

    "The rotational format for the four extra battalions does not violate the NATO-Russia Founding Act," Fallon said.

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    army deployment, NATO-Russia Founding Act of 1997, NATO, Michael Fallon, Russia
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