NATO countries launched military exercises in the Baltic Sea

NATO countries launched military exercises in the Baltic Sea

Joint exercises of 19 countries will allow units to expand operational interstate cooperation.

On Sunday, June 7, the Baltops international military exercises started in the Baltic Sea, where 19 NATO countries will take part. It is reported by ERR.ee.

The exercises will involve three thousand people from 19 countries, 29 ships, and 29 aircraft. The exercises will last from June 7 to 16.

To ensure the safety and health of participants, training takes place exclusively at sea. Such a measure will allow units to expand operational interstate cooperation while ensuring the health and preparedness of crews for actions to maintain constant regional security.

In the 49th Baltops training account, Estonia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Great Britain, and the USA participate.

Baltops is an annual international exercise that began to be held regularly since 1972. Their goal is to increase the flexibility of the participating countries in conducting joint land, air, and sea operations in the Baltic Sea region.

Recall, in Poland, defender Europe 20 military exercises postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic began, in which thousands of American troops participate.

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