Military drills could disrupt traffic in Rīga Thursday

During the annual training of the Ministry of Defense “AMEX 2023”, movement in the center of Riga may be disrupted and the presence of the National Guard units is also planned on the streets, the Ministry said August 22.

On Thursday, August 24, pedestrian movements around the Defense Ministry building complex on Skolas Street and Elizabetes Street may be blocked for a short time.

The training will take place until the beginning of September and will test the state administration's readiness for a variety of hybrid and military threats.

For the coming weeks, the Defense Ministry will actively work with other ministries to plan and play a coordinated response to the challenges and types of attacks included in the learning scenario.

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