Slovenia warns NATO not to ignore West Balkans

Prime Minister Madrid-Robert Golob warned not to miss West Balkans as NATO is strengthening its presence on the eastern side as part of a new deterrence and defense posture.

“Don’t overlook our soft lower abdomen, the Balkan Peninsula” is just as important. He said this is the area where Slovenia exists and is trained.

Slovenia is willing to “act mainly in places where it can contribute most” in deterring and defending the framework, he told the press after the NATO summit in Madrid.

“I believe that one Slovenian soldier on the West Balkans makes far more contributions than this same soldier in an area he is not familiar with,” he said.

He said a stronger action plan for deterrence and defense, including an assessment of which countries can make the most contributions in a particular region, is still being drafted. Slovenia warns NATO not to ignore West Balkans

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