Several military exercises will take place in the Baltic Sea region in June, with tens of thousand troops set to take part in them, defense officials said on Friday, adding that the exercises won’t be related.
© KAM

On Jun. 3–15, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland will host international exercise Saber Strike, with the participation of 18,000 troops from 19 NATO members and partner countries.

Around the same time, national exercise Flaming Thunder will also be held, involving up to 9,000 troops, as well as Steadfast Cobalt training in the District of Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city.

Later on, in June maritime exercise Baltops will start in the Baltic Sea.

"It will be a lot of action at the same time on Lithuania's soil, in the air and in the territorial waters," Colonel Vilmas Šatas of the Defense Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces told journalists on Friday.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian, US, NATO battalion troops test new firing range in Pabradė

Lithuanian and American troops as well as soldiers from the Lithuania-based international NATO...

NATO jets in Baltic scrambled once to intercept Russian plane

NATO fighter jets, stationed in the Baltic states as part of the NATO air policing mission, were...

US Army deploys tanks, IFVs to Lithuania for training

The US Army's Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles were on Friday transported to...

Defense Ministry moves to lower upper age limit for conscripts to 23 years (Updated)

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry proposes to lower the upper age limit for draftees for mandatory...

Croatia to rejoin NATO battalion in Lithuania in 2 years

Croatia plans to rejoin NATO 's multinational battalion in Lithuania in two years' time, the...