Posts tagged as Adazi

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…

Technologies and armament mean nothing without people

Friday, July 5, 2019

There is enormous development ahead of Latvia’s National Armed Forces (NAF) in the next decade, said NAF Commander Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta panorama on 5 July. According to Kalniņš, in the next decade Latvia’s armed forces can expect a considerable increase in technological provision and intensity of military exercises. Latvia’s NAF commander also admits that the main military base in Ādaži is slowly…

Military Police to investigate deadly blast at Adazi training grounds

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Latvia’s Military Police have started a criminal investigation into a deadly blast in which a female first lieutenant of the Albanian armed forces was killed and two other Albanian soldiers injured at the Adazi training grounds on Monday, LETA was told at the press office of the Latvian Defense Ministry. The Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins said at a press conference on Monday that the accident would…

Number of Latvian soldiers stationed at Adazi base to be raised by 600

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The number of Latvian armed forces soldiers stationed at the Adazi military base will be increased by 600 by 2025, according to a report reviewed by the government on Tuesday. At present, there are 1,754 professional soldiers of the Latvian National Armed Forces stationed at the Adazi base. Bearing in mind the changeable security environment and challenges, Latvia plans to increase the size of its professional army and Home Guard.…

Russia to perform OSCE Armament Control Inspection in Latvia

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Over the course from 20th to 23rd November, officers of Russian armed forces will be performing Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe armament control inspection in Latvia, as confirmed by Defence Ministry. During the inspection Russian officers will visit Riga, Ādaži and Latvia’s central parts to ensure no military drills are organized on specific territories that would have to be reported to other OSCE member states and check if the actual…

Russia’s policies not expected to change anytime soon – Defense Ministry of Latvia

Friday, September 21, 2018

During a seminar at the Adazi military base today, the head of the Defense Ministry’s Defense Policy Department Gita Leitlande said that Russia’s policies are not expected to change anytime soon, and this should be taken into account as a fact. She furthermore added that Russia is also not interested in cooperation on mutually beneficial terms. Presenting a threat assessment to Latvia, the Defense Ministry official pointed out that Russia’s…

First allies arrive to largest military exercise in Latvia

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The first allies have arrived to Latvia’s largest military exercise Namejs – Polish troops with Rosomak vehicles, Latvian Defense Ministry’s spokeswoman Sandra Brale told LETA. The ministry announced today that the National Armed Forces has started testing efficiency of the notification system and the ability of personnel to react in a situation of threat. As reported, Namejs 2018, the largest military training exercise since the restoration of independence is getting…

Namejs 2018 military exercise underway

Monday, August 20, 2018

Namejs 2018, the largest military training exercise since the restoration of independence is getting under way in Latvia on August 20, LETA was told at the press office of the Defense Ministry. “After four years of intensive preparations, this will be the largest military training exercise since the restoration of Latvia’s independence in which we will be test the armed forces’ readiness to defend Latvia from any threats. This exercise…

Headquarters of Multinational Division North to be established at Adazi military base

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

NATO’s Multinational Division North will establish its headquarters at the Adazi military base near Riga under an agreement concluded by Denmark, Latvia and Estonia, Anete Gneze, a spokeswoman for the Latvian Defense Ministry, told LETA. The headquarters of the Multinational Division North will be tasked with defense planning, organizing military exercises and activities in order to enhance the compatibility of the multinational forces and their ability to perform defense missions…

Fire breaks out in Adazi military field during drills

Monday, June 11, 2018

A fire broke out in Adazi military field during military exercise on Sunday, and also some forest area is on fire, said Defense Ministry’s representative Mairita Senkevicina. She said that the fire is being controlled. She also said that this is not unusual. This time the fire has been promoted by the dry and hot weather. State Forest Service specialists are involved in extinguishing the fire. The service’s representative Zigmunds…