Latvia is considering sending additional forces to Aghanistan as part of the international military presence in the country, according to Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis.
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis met with NATO General secretary Jens Stoltenberg on June 19, in Riga, receiving a briefing on the launch of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) and the forthcoming Zapad exercises due to take place in Russia and Belarus, and which have set some security analysts and military personnel speculating about possible incursions.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is paying a visit to Latvia June 19 and used the occasion to insist the alliance had a highly effective defensive system in place.
With the arrival of the first main contingent of Canadian troops in Latvia as part of the NATO enhanced forward presence (eFP), Canadian media has been reporting extensively on the mission.
NATO's reinforcement of Latvia grew by around 400 personnel over the weekend with the arrival of fresh troops from both Canada and Spain.
A fresh batch of Canadian military personnel will leave for Latvia on June 9, Canada's military said in a release June 7.
Surf was up near Ventspils June 6 with US forces putting on a show of their capabilities that included the USS Arlington, a B-52 bomber, hovercraft and amphibious landing vehicles.
The three Baltic Defense Ministers concluded a two-day meeting in Latvia's eastern Latgale region June 2, issuing a communique that contained little that is new but effectively reiterated their joint commitment to regional security.
Members of the public are being warned not be disturbed by the sight of troop and military equipment movements over the next two weeks as the US-led 'Saber Strike 2017' military exercises begin in earnest.
NATO troops are likely to remain stationed in the Baltics and Poland until 2022, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a summit of the military alliance in Brussels, reported Radio Poland on May 26.
US marines have landed military vehicles on Ventspils beach, according to the National Allied Forces.
Latvia's National Armed Forces said May 23 they had spotted a selection of Russian naval craft in Latvia's exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.
The total number and composition of the NATO battalion under Canadian command that will be on duty in Latvia from June has been specified by Latvia's National Armed Forces information portal www.sargs.lv.
Part of the Canada-led multinational NATO battalion arriving to bolster Latvia's defense will have to live in tents until the fall, as reconstruction of barracks at the Adazi military base will not be completed for several months, the LETA newswire reported May 17.
Russia-backed hackers have started testing the Baltic states' energy networks, raising security concerns in NATO, reported Reuters Thursday citing unnamed sources.
One day after Latvia's Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis met United States Defense Secretary James Mattis in Vilnius, Latvia's Defense Ministry said a military procurement agreement between the two countries had been signed.
Latvia's Armed Forces have released a video about their latest acquisitions -- 47 howitzers.
The defense ministers of the three Baltic states meet with US Decretary of State for Defense General James Mattis is Vilnius, Lithuania May 10.
Military equipment from NATO ally Canada was unloaded in Riga May 6 in advance of the full deployment of a multinational NATO battalion to reinforce the region.
While celebrationss and formal parades were happening on land May 4, Latvia's maritime vigilance showed no let up with a fresh batch of Russian naval vessels noted.
NATO's Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) is hosting a seminar about Russian info war and hybrid war on April 27. You can watch it livestreamed below.
Latvia has officially signed on the dotted line to buy 47 units of self-propelled artillery howitzers from Austria in a deal that was signalled a few months ago.
Latvia's Defense Ministry on April 25 warned about a variety of 'fake news' stories circulating in Russian-language media concerning the 'Summer Shield' military exercises currently drawing towards a close in Latvia.
On April 18 in Riga, Latvia and Canada signed an agreement that establishes terms under which Canada will take charge of a multinational NATO battalion on Latvian soil.
The annual 'Summer Shield' military exercises are under way in Latvia.
Latvia's National Armed Forces (NBS) April 17 continued their updates on the Russian military presence near national borders with information about submarine activity.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense (MoD) is to request an additional €8.9 million from the state budget in order to provide suitable facilities for the Canadian-led NATO International Battalion arriving to bolster the country's security, the LETA newswire reported April 16.
Over 1,200 troops are expected to take part in the Summer Shield XVI multinational military training exercise, which from April 17 to 30 will be held in Adazi Training Area and adjacent territories, the Latvian Defense Ministry said April 13.