Danish parliament okays proposal to send troops to Latvia

  • 2022-04-21
  • LETA/DPA/TBT Staff

COPENHAGEN - In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Danish parliament on Thursday approved the government's proposal to send 1,000 Danish troops to Latvia. 

With 99 in favor and eight votes against, the proposals for Denmark to increase its  contributions to NATO defenses passed with a clear majority.

Danish Foreign Affairs Minister Jeppe Kofod said it was a clear signal to the Baltic nations that Denmark takes their security situation seriously.

The Danish battalion is expected to be ready to join the NATO forces in Latvia in early May.

Denmark will also provide a surveillance aircraft, a frigate and a mobile air defense radar system to NATO.