The United States is planning to deploy some 600 paratroopers to the Baltics this fall for the duration of the Russian Zapad 2017 military exercise, US media reported on Wednesday.

US Army Europe head Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said the planning is underway to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank with the US paratroopers, Stars and Stripes reported. They will be stationed in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

Source: US to Deploy Some 600 Paratroopers to Baltics Amid Russia’s September Drills