Posts tagged as exercises

Baltic buffer zone

By Antanas Tubelis on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Washington is strengthening its interference in European affairs. The intensity and scale of NATO exercises in the Baltic States increase every year. Even the COVID-19 pandemic cannot prevent this. NATO is an organization created to promote and protect U.S. geopolitical interests in Europe. The United States are most interested in the existence of NATO and play determinative role in the bloc. The United States has created a myth about “Russian…

Latvian troops to participate in ‘Agile Spirit’ exercise

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Latvian troops will be among  around 2,500 personnel taking part in a Georgian Defense Forces and U.S. Army Europe and Africa cooperatively-led, joint multinational exercise occurring July 26 through Aug 6 in Georgia Dubbed ‘Agile Spirit’, the brigade-level exercise will incorporate a simulated command post exercise, field training, and joint multinational, battalion-level combined arms live-fire exercises. “Agile Spirit 2021 enhances U.S., Georgian, allied and regional partner forces’ readiness and interoperability in…

NATO military exercises – show of force

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, June 28, 2021

Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, NATO has absorbed Eastern Europe and, with the coup of 2014 in Ukraine, enlarged its influence up to Russia’s border. The United States, at the head of the NATO, is continuing to surround Russia. This is the context in which huge NATO military exercises are conducted all the time in Europe. NATO exercises practice the mobilization of the NATO…

Baltic States are the territories of geopolitical games

By Adomas Abromaitis on Thursday, May 13, 2021

The large scope of military exercises which NATO conducts today is not only a signal to its opponent, Russia, but also the attempts of the Alliance to keep interest of its member states and justify its existence. Such political and military organization like NATO cannot work without reforms and transformations. So, NATO finds new territories to train its new initiatives and gain a foothold in new places. Thus, on 7…

Citizens of the Baltic States are not happy with foreign military

By Antanas Tubelis on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Militarization of the Baltic region has an increasing impact on the population. NATO exercises in the Baltic States are being carried out one after another. Shooting in the streets, broken fences and beating of locals are the signs of NATO exercises regularly held in the Baltic States. It is well known that the largest NATO exercise “Defender Europe 21”, will soon take place in Europe. The upcoming exercise will cover…

Why NATO is dangerous for the Baltic States

By Antanas Tubelis on Monday, April 26, 2021

Relations between Russia and NATO are becoming worse. In the near future, the situation can become quite dangerous. Since the Baltic States are the main NATO bridgeheads, deterioration of the situation will lead to the most negative consequences for the population of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The United States is committed to rebuilding and mobilizing NATO. This requires an external enemy. Washington also needs an external enemy to consolidate American…

Preparing for war. Baltic region is a battlefield

By Antanas Tubelis on Friday, March 12, 2021

Currently, the processes of economic and geopolitical reorganization of the world are going on. Markers of these processes are terrorism, severe struggle for control over energy sources and information war. International security system does not work. At the same time, global military spending is constantly growing. In 2020, it reached $1.93 trillion, that is $180 billion more than in 2010 ($1.75 trillion). NATO is the leader here. The increasing of…

NATO in action in the Baltic States

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, October 19, 2020

Since 2014 NATO has paid special attention to its Eastern flank. The Alliance demonstrates its interest with the intensifying military activity in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – all of them former Soviet republics. The Alliance permanently increases its presence there. NATO has managed to find the efficient tool to deploy more troops which does not violate any agreement. Troops arrive in the Baltic States under the pretext of military exercises…

Latvians are not ready to see armed soldiers in Riga

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Now it is clear that the Baltic States have become home for foreign troops. NATO soldiers train and live along with the soldiers of national armed forces. Four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States respectively demonstrate their military capabilities. It is known that NATO Enhanced Forward Presence personnel rotates every six months. Over some years thousands allied…

Did the Americans make a mistake with the name of the exercise?

By Vitaliy Timoschuk on Friday, February 28, 2020

This year, the United States holds the largest military exercise in recent decades. The exercise named “Defender Europe 2020” is conducted from January 15 to August 15, 2020. The “Defender Europe 2020” exercise will bring together 18 NATO member countries and Georgia. In total – about 37,000 people, several thousand units of armored vehicles, hundreds of aircraft and helicopters. The main contingent is represented by the US Armed Forces –…