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Estonian interior minister not to attend discussion focusing on relocation of immigrants

Thursday, July 18, 2019

At an informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers of the European Union to be held in Helsinki on Thursday and Friday, Estonian Minister of the Interior Mart Helme from the Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) will attend the discussions of migration policy and interior affairs, but will skip a dinner during which the ministers are to discuss relocation of the migrants arriving in the EU via the central Mediterranean…

US led air defense exercise “Rapid Forge” starts in Baltics

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

On 16th July U. S. Air Force aircrafts F-15E and C-130 landed at the Siauliai Air Base Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai to take part in the U.S. led Operation Rapid Forge, regional air defense exercise. “Exercise Rapid Forge sends a strong signal of commitment of the US to defend Baltic States and Lithuania in increasingly complex security environment”, acting Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis says. Rapid Forge is a joint exercise…

Allied units in joint amphibious landing exercise

Friday, July 5, 2019

A joint Estonian and British amphibious landing exercise took place at Kolga Bay on Estonia’s northern coast Thursday. The exercise came as part of Baltic Protector 2019, a large scale exercise led by Britain’s Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and involving NATO allies which has run since May, covering a broad sweep of the Baltic Sea. Britain’s elite Royal Marines Commandos were at the heart of Thursday’s landing practice, which was…

Defence League volunteers join NATO troops in first-of-a-kind exercise

Monday, July 1, 2019

Personnel from Estonia’s voluntary Defence League (Kaitseliit) were on exercise with NATO troops this weekend, according to Baltic News Service, gaining anti-tank warfare experience on a scale the organization had previously not enjoyed. The Defence League members, from the Tallinn, Harju and Rapla region, joined British and French personnel at the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) central training area June 28-30, and engaged in anti-tank warfare training. The exercise, named Hunt…

Eight British soldiers are arrested over ‘drunken brawl in Lithuanian seaside resort’

Monday, June 24, 2019

A group British soldiers have been arrested in Lithuania over an alleged drunken brawl in a seaside resort. Local media reported that eight soldiers had been detained after a ‘massive fight’ broke out in the early hours of Sunday in the town of Palanga on the country’s Baltic coast. According to local news site 15min, some of the soldiers, all aged in their 20s, were arrested for being ‘intoxicated’ while others…

Around 15 NATO warships arrive in Baltic for NATO exercise

Friday, June 7, 2019

Over a dozen NATO warships have entered the Baltic Sea, ahead of the major international NATO BALTOPS annual exercise. The ships, which number at least 15 and include the USS Fort McHenry, a dock landing ship, entered the Baltic on Thursday via the Storebælt and the Kiel Canal, BNS reports. BALTOPS 2019 runs from June 9-21 and is under the command of the newly reestablished US Navy Second Fleet. The…

The soldier died during the exercise: the KAM and the President mean compassion

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

“The leadership of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense and Armed Forces expresses its deepest sympathy to Sergeant Sergeant Arvydas Burbe (born in 1966), who served in the Logistics Battalion of Grand Duke Vytenis, who died during the exercise, and friends of the service,” the report said. The soldier felt hard through field tactical training at the Gaižiūnii landfill and the company’s nurses were quickly taken to a hospital in…

Czech soldier injured in Lithuania during NATO exercise

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

According to the BNS report, a Czech soldier injured during NATO exercise in Lithuania. According to the local Police Department, an incident happened at the Gaižiūnai training area in the Jonava district at about 10 o’clock. A soldier from the Czech Republic, born in 1990, was injured in a hand grenade explosion. She was hospitalized with injuries to her leg and both hands to the hospital in Kaunas. Unfortunately, the…

2019 Spring Storm exercise to be held in Lääne-Viru, Ida-Viru counties

Monday, January 28, 2019

The 2019 Spring Storm exercise (Kevadtorm), a large-scale military practice exercise of the Estonian Defence Forces and NATO allied units, will be held in the two counties that together make up Estonia’s Virumaa region. Some 10,000 military personnel are expected to participate. The exercise, set to begin on 29 April, will take place in Lääne-Viru and Ida-Viru County, the Baltic News Service wrote on Monday. When exactly it will end…

Belgian contingent arrives in Estonia, joins NATO battle group

Friday, January 18, 2019

A contingent of the Belgian Armed Forces joined the British-led NATO battle group in Tapa. The Belgians are replacing a Danish contingent and will remain in Estonia for the next four months. Three convoys of vehicles, troops and materiel moved from Latvia to Estonia on Thursday, altogether some 100 vehicles, ERR’s online news reported (see gallery). The core of the Belgian contingent is made up of soldiers of the Chasseurs…