Posts tagged as exercises

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 –…

2,000 British Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to the Baltic Sea for exercises

Monday, December 2, 2019

Almost two thousand British Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to the Baltic Sea for a series of multinational exercises to bolster European security, the Ministry of Defence has announced. The MOD said UK sailors and marines would be joined by 1,000 others from UK-led high-readiness Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) nations for the ‘Baltic Protector‘ deployment from May to July. They are expected to test themselves with maritime tactical exercises,…

Russia’s plan: protect or attack?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 13, 2019

A special report entitled “Security in the Eastern Baltic” by the Russian Association of Baltic Studies (RABS) was presented on Tuesday. Let’s see what it is about. The main objective of the report is to identify the causes of the problems in the field of regional security of the Baltic Sea Region. The second task is to analyze the buildup of the armed forces of the United States and other…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

NATO air policing exercises begin in Baltic airspace

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The alliance’s annual Ramstein Alloy exercise is underway in the airspace of the three Baltic states, with allied air forces practising air policing and airspace control as well as the cooperation of allied and local units. According to the Lithuanian defense ministry, some 20 aircraft are participating this year. Specific situations played through in the course of the exercise include refuelling while airborne, loss of contact, and search and rescue…