According to Olekas, the details of the Netherlands' contribution and other countries' joining the alliance's battalions may become clear at the next NATO Summit in Warsaw, due to take place on July 8-9.
"The Netherlands sent us a clear message that it is ready to join us. It was clearly stated at the meeting of NATO Defense Ministers [held on June 14-15, 2016 in Brussels]," Olekas told BNS news agency.
Olekas added that "Germany will lead the battalion in Lithuania, Canada in Latvia, the Great Britain in Estonia and the United States in Poland."
Following the NATO defense ministers' summit, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that the alliance agreed to deploy four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. The ministers also agreed on measures to enhance defense and deterrence in the Black Sea region.