Posts tagged as Battlegroup

Latvia developed new tasks for NATO soldiers

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Member of the Latvian Saemas’ national association “Everything for Latvia!” and Freedom”/LNNK Jānis Dombrava stated the need to attract NATO troops to resolve the migration crisis. This is reported by la.lv.  In his opinion, illegal migration from the Middle East to Europe may acquire the feature of an invasion. He believes that under the guise of refugees, foreign military and intelligence officers can enter the country. To his mind, in…

Latvia: no railway, no NATO

By Viktors Domburs on Monday, April 26, 2021

According to Latvian Foreign Ministry, the arrival of the multinational Allied battlegroup in Latvia in June 2017 concluded the deployment of forces under NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltic States and Poland, thereby implementing the decisions made at the Wales and Warsaw Summits. Canada is the framework nation for the battalion-size NATO battlegroup deployed to Latvia, with Albania, Czech Republic, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain as contributing…

NATO troops in Lithuania neglect Covid-19 quarantine rules

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, March 25, 2021

Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Lithuania. According to the battalion spokesman, the infected soldiers are from Norway, and the unit has been placed under lockdown. “We are confirming that Covid-19 had been detected in the Battlegroup during last weekend. The Battlegroup’s German commander decided therefore to put all soldiers in Rukla on lockdown until contact traces are completed,” Lieutenant Colonel Stephan-Thomas Klose…

Myth of NATO’s expanded presence in Latvia

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

In November NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia was strengthened by Iceland. This information was disseminated across Europe. But what is behind this fact? November 3, at Ādaži base, Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks and Commander of the National Armed Forces Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš marked Iceland’s accession to the NATO Battlegroup in Latvia. It is reported that as part of NATO’s expanded presence in Latvia, Iceland will make…

Iceland joins NATO battlegroup in Latvia

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

November 3, at Ādaži base, Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks and Commander of the National Armed Forces Lieutenant General Leonīds Kalniņš marked Iceland’s accession to the NATO Battlegroup in Latvia. As part of NATO’s expanded presence in Latvia, Iceland will make a contribution in the field of strategic communication. Communication experts from Iceland have also joined NATO’s expanded presence battlegroups in Lithuania and Estonia. Iceland has been a member of NATO since…

Shocking video: Lithuania may not worry about its safety

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lithuania may not worry about its safety when SUCH people defend it! Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis recently told Defence News that “the deployment of the enhanced forward presence, or EFP, battalions in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have significantly reduced the risk of military conflict in the Baltic region.” It is known that Belgian troops are part of NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania. But their preparedness to defend this…