The active phase of military exercises NATO Saber Strike-2015 begins in the Baltic States and Poland on the first day of the week, informs the Ministry of defence of Latvia.
in Latvia the exercise involves about 1 thousand soldiers and military equipment - tanks, helicopters and planes. Maneuvers with the participation of military equipment and NATO troops will be equally in Estonia and Lithuania.
within Poland the exercise involves 6 thousand soldiers from Denmark, Finland, Canada, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, the USA and the UK. Also scheduled military exercises with the participation of strategic bombers of the U.S. air force B-52.
before the Ministry of defence of Latvia informed the population about the fact that in the airspace of the country will be flying combat aircraft. It is also expected movement of columns of military equipment. Latvian residents urged not to worry if they will see soldiers outside military ranges, as well as military equipment and other equipment. Similar statements were made by the military authorities of other Baltic countries.
first of the Baltic countries turned to NATO with a request to strengthen the presence of the Commonwealth in the field in connection with the situation in Eastern Ukraine. Some opposition politicians believe that the conduct of these military exercises is not conducive to stability in the Baltic region.
Saber Strike is combined the teachings of the ground and air forces aimed at improving coordination and cooperation within NATO.