U.S. dedicates 228m dollars to military aid for Baltic states

On March 22 the US Congress passed government funding legislation, which includes 228 million dollars' worth of security aid for the Baltic States in 2024, the Estonian Ministry of Defense pointed out March 23.

“Support from the US has significantly helped Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fast track several military infrastructure and capability development projects. The good news is that the support is slightly higher than last year. This sends a clear signal that the US, the largest ally in NATO, is committed to the security and stability of our region,” said Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur.

Created in 2020, the Baltic Security Initiative (BSI) is a measure through which the US Department of Defence supports developing the defence capability and interoperability of the three Baltic States. Last year, 225 mln USD were allocated to the Baltic States within the BSI, and in 2022 the sum was 169 mln USD. The focus of the funding is on developing air defence, maritime situational awareness and land forces.

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