Heavy equipment has some limitations in the Baltic terrain, a US Army Europe delegation has concluded after visiting Latvia, the US military magazine Stars and Stripes reports.
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"Byx pzcv to go bdglesa hjevgzg Dobwxbg to bjp to Poldpp," leso Szxbyh.

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