NATO training starts in Baltic Sea

International NATO and allied military exercises in the Baltic Sea "Baltops 2020" have been launched, Latvian Television reported on June 8.

The training will run from 7 to 16 June and this year includes about 3,000 troops, 28 ships and 28 airplanes and helicopters. Latvian marine forces are also participating.

The aim of the training this year is to promote cooperation and interoperability between armies of allied countries and to strengthen rapid response skills. At the same time, the armed forces will demonstrate the countries' commitment to stability in the region and readiness to defend.

 

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