Silver Arrow 2017 NATO exercises began in Latvia

NATO’s latest large military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017” was launched in Latvia, according to the website of Latvia’s Ministry of Defense.

Silver Arrow will be attended by servicemen from 11 allied countries, including Albania, the United States, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Britain, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Germany. About 3,500 people will participate.

The aim of the exercises is for the Latvian Armed Forces and the military of the allies to work out "tasks vital for the defense of the country." The exercises will last until October 29.

Most recently, Estonia held the Sibul 2017 military exercises jointly with NATO.

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