As reported by ERR, the press-service of the First Infantry Brigade declared that on Monday, May 30th, the Saber Knight international military exercises began in Tapa. More than 600 military personnel are participating.
Staff exercises will continue until the 9th of June. Their main task is to practice planning and conducting military operations in the Baltic states. These exercises will involve readiness to repel an attack from a simulated state called "Botnia,” the statement said.
NATO will strengthen its presence in Poland after the summit, which will be held in Warsaw in July.
This was stated by NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, at a joint press conference with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda.
“We have agreed to intensify our presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. It will be an international presence,” Stoltenberg said.
“We are still discussing the exact numbers and locations for this increased presence of NATO troops. We will be making a …
On the 26th of April, Zbigniew Yu., a lieutenant-colonel in the Polish Army, was sentenced to six years in prison by the Warsaw Military Court. He was charged with spying for Russia.
The Polish media reported that $4,300 and a telephone were confiscated. This was alleged to be his payment for the illegal activities. Yu. then made a deal with the prosecution and plead guilty to the charges.
According to unofficial information, Yu. also gave the investigators the names of Polish servicemen who …
Russia is trying to destroy the unity of the European Union (EU) and NATO. This was said by the Commander of the US Army Europe, Ben Hodges.
“Russia wants to destroy the unity of the EU, to destroy NATO’s unity and to create weakness and division. I think they will continue to do so,” Hodges said. Georgia Online reports that he also believes that Russia wants to be treated “as a superpower”.
“There are still 7,000 Russian military personnel in Georgia without any legal justification. Russia …
On the 31st of May, the Latvian government will sign an international treaty which aims to improve the NATO mission that patrols the Baltic airspace. This was reported by the Delfi news portal.
The current patrol procedure is based on a 2012 agreement between the US Air Force and the civil aviation agencies of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
In order to strengthen NATO’s presence in the Baltic states, and to ensure its effectiveness, the 2012 agreement will be changed to a draft treaty between …