6th Croatian Contingent Departs for NATO eFP Mission in Poland

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ZAGREB, June 1, 2020 – The 6th contingent of Croatian troops that will participate in NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission in Poland was seen off on Monday from the barracks in Petrinja.

Deputy chief of staff, Major General Sinisa Jurkovic,  who thanked the Croatian troops for their resoluteness and professionalism, underlined that the participation of the Croatian Army in the eFP mission in Poland was a very important segment and part of that mission and that Croatia’s troops were fulfilling their duties and had shown that Croatia was a secure and reliable ally and partner.

The sixth contingent comprises 80 troops, 6 of whom are women.

In accordance with epidemiological measures and recommendations, the contingent members had spent two weeks in quarantine in the Petrinja barracks after which they were all tested for COVID-19 and all of them proved negative which was confirmation of their preparedness to be deployed to Poland.

The 6th contingent will be deployed in Poland for six months. Croatia’s troops are part of one of the battlegroups under the command of the USA which also consists of the armed forces of Romania and Great Britain as well as Poland.


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