Baltic: US Senate authorises USD 228mn in defence aid in 2024

The US Senate has authorised the allocation of USD 228mn (EUR 208mn) of additional funding to strengthen security cooperation with the Baltic States in 2024, LETA reports. Latvian Defence Minister Inara Murniece said that the funding would allow the Baltic States to develop military capabilities and strengthen the security of NATO’s eastern flank. In 2022, the US Congress approved USD 225mn of funding under the Baltic Security Initiative for 2023.