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Allied content forces Latvia to increase military spending

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Press office Latvian Ministry of Defense announces plans to spend over half a billion euros on 2018 on national defense. Instead of 449 million euros planned in the form of military spending this year, the official Riga will spend on the maintenance of the army about 576 million euros.


This is attributed primarily to the need to maintain a growing number of NATO allies on Latvian territory. In turn, this argument of increasing the volume of the military budget of Latvia suggests that the NATO budget does not cover all the costs of the Baltic republic for the maintenance of the NATO battalion.

The bill, which envisages expenditures from the Latvian treasury to the military sphere for the period from 2018 to 2020, states that the amount of expenditure is brought to the NATO standard 2% of the country's GDP.

Allied content forces Latvia to increase military spending


The amount of 576 million euros is also planned to increase the number of training sessions for military personnel, to buy equipment and equipment from the “allies” in the North Atlantic military unit. In addition, part of the funds will create new military infrastructure.

It is reported about the development plans of the so-called Zemeszardze ("Earth Watch"). So in Latvia they call the militarized structure, which calls itself volunteer. De jure, she is a member of the Latvian National Army.
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http://www.mod.gov.lv
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 11 October 2017 19: 08
    +2
    Let them spend it, we feel sorry for chtoli)? The state of the armed forces of the Baltic countries is such that you won’t look without laughter! I don’t remember who, toli Estonia felts Lithuania already 4 Leopard on the border with us put up as a demonstration of strength.
    1. cniza
      cniza 11 October 2017 19: 11
      +1
      Quote: Magic Archer
      I don’t remember who, Tolley Estonia Tolley Lithuania as much as 4 Leopards on the border with us exhibited as a demonstration of power.


      And those are rented. laughing
      1. Komsomol
        Komsomol 11 October 2017 19: 14
        +5
        In vain, they laugh, and they don’t necessarily have their tanks near our borders, it’s enough that the NATO friends will bring their own ...
        1. Magic archer
          Magic archer 11 October 2017 19: 16
          +5
          In the event of a conflict, friends simply won’t have time to get something there. The border is here. Yes, and I'm not sure that all NATO countries are ready for an open confrontation with us
          1. SRC P-15
            SRC P-15 11 October 2017 19: 23
            +4
            Allied content forces Latvia to increase military spending

            Allies in the maintenance of Latvia? belay
            1. rapier
              rapier 11 October 2017 20: 05
              +2
              Quote: SRC P-15
              Allied content forces Latvia to increase military spending

              Allies in the maintenance of Latvia? belay

              Why are you so surprised - my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.
              1. Dym71
                Dym71 11 October 2017 20: 18
                +2
                Quote: rapier
                my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.

                This is a penny compared to how much you take outside the state.
                Start your money saving course by planting your fat cats that take billions abroad.
                1. rapier
                  rapier 11 October 2017 20: 27
                  +2
                  Quote: Dym71
                  Quote: rapier
                  my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.

                  This is a penny compared to how much you take outside the state.
                  Start your money saving course by planting your fat cats that take billions abroad.

                  Who will plant them? The top rotten itself and robs, and withdraws these funds, which are so necessary for defense. In general, the country should spend on armaments, not all the same, Russia should be spent on defense, this should be taken by an ally. So I spend the Baltic people I do not consider it an extraordinary event.
                  1. Dym71
                    Dym71 11 October 2017 20: 40
                    0
                    Quote: rapier
                    Who will plant them?

                    Do they have monuments? You have a decent part of the population in Europe wants, here and appeal to their courts. hi
                    Quote: rapier
                    In general, the country should spend money on armaments, not all the same, Russia should spend money on defense, and the ally must accept this.

                    Yes, so many dough are imported from Armenia to Russia that you can finally not bother about your defense spending, plant your own ones, then you can return to this topic wink
                    1. Alex777
                      Alex777 11 October 2017 21: 12
                      +3
                      When was the last time you were in Armenia? I'm in 2015. I won’t go anymore. Everything is sad there. It is unlikely that I will be greatly mistaken, but IMHO Armenia Russia does not pay for bases. As well, and vice versa. And without a Russian base, Azerbaijanis would have long ago repelled everyone. Such is the balance of power there now.
                      1. Dym71
                        Dym71 11 October 2017 21: 29
                        +2
                        Quote: Alex777
                        When was the last time you were in Armenia?

                        Every day, for an office in the center of Tula smile this is not a joke despite a smile.
                        Quote: Alex777
                        I won’t go anymore. Everything is sad there.

                        I believe, but who is to blame? Ask the Armenian Razmik (nickname “rapier”) about this.
                        Hint: the name of the culprit begins on Pu ... yes who supports their bad President, whom they themselves have chosen!
                    2. Irbenwolf
                      Irbenwolf 12 October 2017 11: 38
                      0
                      Do they have monuments?

                      Let them take your valuable advice seriously when you plant your “monuments”. And then in his garden weeds knee-deep, but in a stranger weeds have time to make out.
                      1. Dym71
                        Dym71 12 October 2017 11: 56
                        0
                        Quote: IrbenWolf
                        And then in his garden weeds knee-deep, but in a stranger weeds have time to make out.

                        Only now, for my garden, I do not blame anyone, nor Armenia or Latvia, and I do not raise a howl hi
                  2. Cutter
                    Cutter 11 October 2017 22: 18
                    +6
                    my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.

                    not all the same, Russia should spend money on defense, and an ally must accept this.

                    So you decide whether you should spend money on defense or scarce resources for maintenance ??? negative
                  3. Cutter
                    Cutter 11 October 2017 22: 36
                    +6
                    my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.
                    к
                    not all the same, Russia should spend money on defense, this should be taken by an ally

                    So you decide - or spend money on defense, or "contain" an ally ??? An old proverb: you can’t wed .... don't torture ... wow !!!
              2. vlad66
                vlad66 11 October 2017 20: 32
                +8
                Quote: rapier
                Why are you so surprised - my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.

                Oh well, then ask your government where $ 200 Lyam per year go, which Russia pays for rent and maintenance. laughing
                1. rapier
                  rapier 11 October 2017 20: 57
                  +1
                  Quote: vlad66
                  Quote: rapier
                  Why are you so surprised - my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.

                  Oh well, then ask your government where $ 200 Lyam per year go, which Russia pays for rent and maintenance. laughing

                  I’ve never heard of such sums. In vain Russia pays such money to thieves. My comment was incorrectly understood by forum users - I consider it natural that an ally (Armenia) helps my ally (Russia) with something. I also think it natural if an ally (Latvia) helps to its ally (USA), allocating money for the maintenance of bases.
                  1. vlad66
                    vlad66 11 October 2017 21: 03
                    +7
                    Quote: rapier
                    In vain Russia pays such money to thieves

                    It’s not in vain that it’s your government’s asking. But it concluded an agreement with our Defense Ministry, and it all agreed on what and how much each party invests, and where it is spending money, you better know it, because you live in Armenia, and not we.
                    Quote: rapier
                    I also consider it natural if an ally (Latvia) helps her ally (USA) by allocating money to maintain bases.

                    Yes, help is painfully expensive for them. laughing They wanted it, they got it, let them cherish, we feel sorry for their money or something. laughing
              3. kapitan92
                kapitan92 11 October 2017 23: 21
                +7
                Quote: rapier
                Why are you so surprised - my country also spends its meager resources on the maintenance of the Russian base in Armenia.

                An excursion into history!
                Lieutenant General Norat Ter-Grigoryants (Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia in 1992-1995, Acting Minister of Defense in 1993) recallsthat immediately after his arrival in the republic, a discussion began with the authorities: what to do with the 127th motorized rifle division of the ZakVO deployed in Gyumri?
                “I then immediately insisted that this division be kept in Armenia, justifying it with the fact that Armenia became an independent country, at that time not part of any military blocs and at the same time having a border with far from friendly Turkey and the war with Azerbaijan” , - says Ter-Grigoryants.
                In the early 90s, neither in Moscow nor in Yerevan did not think about the Russian base in Armenia. Turkish factor has changed the mood
                At the same time, an agreement was reached with the commander of the border troops of Russia, Army General Nikolayev, that half of the border guards in Armenia will be from Russia, and the second half will be local.

                In 1995, during negotiations with the then Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Pavel Grachev, an agreement was reached on the deployment of fighter aircraft at the Erebuni airport in Yerevan.
                The agreement on the operation of the base was originally concluded for a period of 25 years, but in 2010 during the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Armenia, it was extended to 2044. Moreover, not only extended her stay, but also expanded the scope of geographical and strategic responsibility.

                Russia has committed to jointly ensure military security throughout the territory of Armenia and to assist in equipping the Armed Forces of Armenia with modern types of weapons.
                The number of personnel in the base is about four to five thousand people. The base is equipped with S-300 air defense systems and MiG-29 fighter jets, and is on combat duty as part of the CIS Integrated Air Defense System. Russia is also working with Armenia to create the United Regional System of Air Defense in the Caucasus region of collective security.

                In addition, the protection of the state border of Armenia with Turkey (330 kilometers) and Iran (45 kilometers) Russian border guards carry out (about 4,5 thousand people), and their maintenance is provided by the governments of the two states approximately equally.
                Russia pays nothing for the deployment of its base in Armenia. Even more than that: the Armenian side pays for the base’s utility costs, compensates for the transportation of goods for it, and pays for it SCR - the “daughter” of the Russian state-owned Russian Railways.
              4. assa67
                assa67 11 October 2017 23: 47
                +3
                I think Russia pays you for the base ... renting the territory. food purchases ... apparently you are not too informed how much the foreign bases cost ....
            2. Tusv
              Tusv 11 October 2017 21: 04
              +1
              Quote: SRC P-15
              Allies in the maintenance of Latvia?

              What are allies? Roof. And you have to pay for it without talking, otherwise the army of raped maids will come and there will be complete happiness
          2. rapier
            rapier 11 October 2017 20: 03
            0
            Quote: Magic Archer
            In the event of a conflict, friends simply won’t have time to get something there. The border is here. Yes, and I'm not sure that all NATO countries are ready for an open confrontation with us

            To test your doubts - start an operation on the voluntary entry of Lithuania into Russia. Maybe someone will refrain from a conflict with Russia. Practice is the criterion of truth.
            1. Dym71
              Dym71 11 October 2017 20: 16
              +4
              Quote: rapier
              To test your doubts, start an operation on the voluntary entry of Lithuania into Russia.

              And here are the hrenushki! Let Europe now fork out for their content, we don’t have to spare them! tongue
              1. rapier
                rapier 11 October 2017 20: 29
                0
                Quote: Dym71
                Quote: rapier
                To test your doubts, start an operation on the voluntary entry of Lithuania into Russia.

                And here are the hrenushki! Let Europe now fork out for their content, we don’t have to spare them! tongue

                I was just joking. I do not wish anyone to verify anything in this way. smile
                1. Dym71
                  Dym71 11 October 2017 20: 44
                  +2
                  Quote: rapier
                  I was just joking.

                  But I do not, check what you want, how you want and who you want, only then don’t howl like a beluga, that Russia is to blame for everything, all by yourself!
                  Sincerely. hi
            2. Cutter
              Cutter 11 October 2017 22: 49
              +6
              Quote: rapier
              Quote: Magic Archer
              In the event of a conflict, friends simply won’t have time to get something there. The border is here. Yes, and I'm not sure that all NATO countries are ready for an open confrontation with us

              To test your doubts - start an operation on the voluntary entry of Lithuania into Russia. Maybe someone will refrain from a conflict with Russia. Practice is the criterion of truth.

              And no need to check! 1938-Czech Republic (not a single Euro-Democrat padla was signed, earlier Austria - no response, 1939 - Poland (already from the USSR, 2 weeks later) -farted, and that’s all! CONTINUE ??? ??
      2. vovanpain
        vovanpain 11 October 2017 19: 26
        +6
        Quote: cniza
        And those are rented.

        Victor Svidomoism is contagious, however, these also gathered to take Moscow, especially these are plundered. laughing
        the so-called Zemessardze ("Guardians of the Earth"). So in Latvia name the militarized structure calling itself voluntary.

        laughing
        1. cniza
          cniza 11 October 2017 19: 28
          +3
          What to take from inflamed brains, these heroes from miners and teachers raked to the fullest ...
          1. Crowe
            Crowe 11 October 2017 20: 43
            +2
            Why is sarcasm here? Nevertheless, they know that not only miners and teachers are fighting there ...
            And you and I, and everyone here is raising, whose instructors! From which state.
            1. LeonidL
              LeonidL 12 October 2017 01: 47
              0
              Here the key word is “instructors” - the vast majority of them are not instructors and not Russian volunteers, that’s the basic basis. It is fighting, the Soviet Army - those who went through its school, from soldiers and reserve sailors to retired senior officers. It was the SA that filled the face of the Nazi ukrovermaht. However, the presence of volunteers is welcome. So it was in all fair wars. By the way, volunteers also took part in the war for US independence on the side of the Americans, for example, the Ponyatovsky Pole, volunteers from all over the world took part in the Boer War, including from Russia on the side of the Boers, during the Civil War in Spain alone fought against Franco - others are on his side. Why is the war against the Ukrainian Nazis different? On one side are anti-fascists, but just honest people from all over the world. On the other - frank Nazis, paid wolves of war, Vlasovites like the cinematic "flower", Ichker shortcomings, Georgian and other vermin. Everything, as always, is the Forces of Light versus the forces of darkness.
        2. LeonidL
          LeonidL 12 October 2017 01: 39
          0
          Yes, the strategists in the zemlansky forests have not yet crossed. Aine colona marshire ... three battalions there, three battalions here ... and the indestructible cyborgs migrate to the eternal government apartments ... Is this probably their chief of the Brilliant Staff invented this?
          1. Moore
            Moore 12 October 2017 05: 07
            0
            As I wrote yesterday:
            I won’t speak badly about the army:
            where to get it from the two million people ?!
            (Something you have to keep silent about
            remember? - proverb:
            "Do not spit down
            waiting for visas ”).

            The troops are few
            but looks cute.
            On me b
            for one
            in any case, it was enough.
            Moreover, they say that there are guns:
            not five
            not six.
            V.Mayakovsky
      3. Slovak
        Slovak 11 October 2017 20: 49
        +3
        And how Lithuanian farmers are happy not spending on agriculture and their support, but on mythical danger! Butter, for example, has not in vain risen in price by 85%. Let them waste, it cleans the population’s brains
    2. rapier
      rapier 11 October 2017 19: 58
      +1
      Quote: Magic Archer
      Let them spend it, we feel sorry for chtoli)? The state of the armed forces of the Baltic countries is such that you won’t look without laughter! I don’t remember who, toli Estonia felts Lithuania already 4 Leopard on the border with us put up as a demonstration of strength.

      This is a lot of money for such a small country. Lithuania has pledged almost more funds to the military budget of 2018 than warring Armenia.
      1. DEPARTMENT
        DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 20: 48
        +2
        Quote: rapier
        This is big money for such a small country.

        We bought them (Peter the First)))) So they are afraid, and what other warriors are with them (only by punishers and in the USA wagon train)))

        Quote: rapier
        Lithuania pledged practically more funds to the military budget of 2018 than warring Armenia.

        Armenia is an ancient country and knows how to defend itself, even in complete isolation!
        And this money was pledged to the soldiers of the USA and their orgies in Lithuania by pounding .. On the contrary!
        1. Ragnar Lodbrok
          Ragnar Lodbrok 11 October 2017 20: 52
          11
          Quote: DEPARTMENT
          Armenia is an ancient country and knows how to protect itself,

          Especially from the Turkish army! Yes, the Armenians are noble warriors.
          And also the Georgians ...
          1. oldzek
            oldzek 11 October 2017 21: 58
            +1
            Yes, Armenians know how to fight! I will only name three names: Nelson Stepanyan, a pilot, a hero of the USSR; Marshal Babajanyan; Admiral Isakov, who has Karabakh roots. So do not offend the unjust Armenians.
            1. Ragnar Lodbrok
              Ragnar Lodbrok 11 October 2017 23: 28
              10
              By three surnames do you draw conclusions? It’s the same as denigrating the whole nation by three bastards!
              The Greeks had Achilles, will you say that the Greeks are able to protect themselves?
            2. Moore
              Moore 12 October 2017 05: 08
              0
              Quote: oldzek
              Yes, Armenians know how to fight! I will only name three names: Nelson Stepanyan, a pilot, a hero of the USSR; Marshal Babajanyan; Admiral Isakov, who has Karabakh roots. So do not offend the unjust Armenians.

              Marshal of the Soviet Union Bagramyan Ivan Khristoforovich - by?
    3. General70
      General70 11 October 2017 20: 59
      +1
      Where did the Leopards come from? Dear, you haven’t messed up anything, by chance? fool
      1. vlad66
        vlad66 11 October 2017 21: 23
        +6
        Quote: General70
        Where did the Leopards come from? Dear, you haven’t messed up anything, by chance? fool

        A colleague wanted to say “Abrams.” And the “Abrams” from there from across the ocean did not know? request
    4. General70
      General70 11 October 2017 21: 01
      +2
      Dear, worse than betrayal, only hatred
      1. DEPARTMENT
        DEPARTMENT 11 October 2017 21: 31
        +1
        Quote: General70
        Dear, worse than betrayal, only hatred

        And even worse, it is nagging and panic .. hi
  2. Eurodav
    Eurodav 11 October 2017 19: 11
    +2
    Freebie not a ride? Dahl, call for more help in 10 thousand parasites, sprats will see sooner ...
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 11 October 2017 19: 58
      0
      Quote: Evrodav
      Freebie not a ride? Dahl, call for more help in 10 thousand parasites, sprats will see sooner ...

      Dalya she in Lithuania the representatives of NAT are appeasing, but here about “GOVORY” is going on about Latvia.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 11 October 2017 23: 18
        +2
        The funny thing is that the Balts have joined NATO to feed them.
        But it turns out that now they have to feed this very NATO ...
        The life of a fallen woman is, of course, beautiful. But not for long.
    2. AFHENOGEN
      AFHENOGEN 12 October 2017 08: 05
      0
      That about whom it is in the article? About Latvia or Lithuania. You already specify.
  3. 210ox
    210ox 11 October 2017 19: 12
    +1
    Paranoia is now expensive
    1. rapier
      rapier 11 October 2017 20: 09
      +1
      Quote: 210ox
      Paranoia is now expensive

      What paranoia, dear. The whole world is arming itself. Can you tell me what is the percentage of defense and national security spending in the Russian budget for 2018?
      1. vlad66
        vlad66 11 October 2017 20: 11
        +8
        Quote: rapier
        .Do not tell me - what is the percentage of defense and national security spending in the Russian budget for 2018

        In Yerevan, you will count the Armenian money, and the Russian will somehow count without you.
        1. rapier
          rapier 11 October 2017 20: 31
          0
          Quote: vlad66
          Quote: rapier
          .Do not tell me - what is the percentage of defense and national security spending in the Russian budget for 2018

          In Yerevan, you will count the Armenian money, and the Russian will somehow count without you.

          Unfortunately, even in Yerevan they spend large sums on weapons.
  4. svp67
    svp67 11 October 2017 19: 16
    +4
    This is primarily due to the need to maintain a growing number of NATO allies in Latvian territory.
    Something I did not understand, but what about the stories about additional jobs, about income from foreign bases?
  5. pvv113
    pvv113 11 October 2017 19: 16
    +3
    official Riga will spend about 576 million euros on the maintenance of the army.

    The rich have their own quirks lol
  6. ded100
    ded100 11 October 2017 19: 22
    +1
    Outfit is those 3 yellow yellows of road workers and throw the banner of the wretched overtake? wassat
  7. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 11 October 2017 19: 24
    0
    In phasington, everything is written about who and what will do and what to say. Such is the fate of the slaves.
  8. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 11 October 2017 19: 28
    +2
    Well, what? The cactus is prickly, but you need to eat it. Called "NATO-NATO", turns his pockets and pray that a real war does not happen. And then, because they will trample, running here and there.
  9. Herculesic
    Herculesic 11 October 2017 19: 33
    +3
    Wow! For the right to wear a collar, you need to pay extra to the owner! lol
    1. volodya
      volodya 11 October 2017 19: 47
      0
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Wow! For the right to wear a collar, you need to pay extra to the owner! lol

      But otherwise, the collar also costs money!
  10. jovanni
    jovanni 11 October 2017 20: 12
    0
    Well, that's nice. The pockets will be a little bit messy. So that the extra cabbage does not start ...
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 11 October 2017 20: 16
    +4
    Quote: Komsomol
    In vain, they laugh, and they don’t necessarily have their tanks near our borders, it’s enough that the NATO friends will bring their own ...

    How to get a ride? get stuck there! ... in the forests and in the swamps only to move on NATO technology!
    On the roads, the tanks do not crawl !!! because this is the sentence "KILL ME", and along the clearing and blockages these global monsters ... ha ha, get stuck!
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  13. Stalinium
    Stalinium 11 October 2017 20: 35
    +2
    Quote: rapier
    Quote: 210ox
    Paranoia is now expensive

    What paranoia, dear. The whole world is arming itself. Can you tell me what is the percentage of defense and national security spending in the Russian budget for 2018?

    What are you talking about? warring Armenia? Russian base for your loot? hmm. with whom are you fighting? with azeri? then the war is strange in you, it’s time, from your alliance for Russia, there’s nothing zero in sense! and finally it’s time to send us all allies on paper!
  14. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 11 October 2017 21: 21
    +1
    Ay-ay-ay lol , let you in, "esteemed" Balts, allies around the world crying
  15. Machete
    Machete 11 October 2017 21: 32
    +3
    The nurse of NATO. Without Latvia, NATO will certainly be bent.
  16. Machete
    Machete 11 October 2017 21: 33
    0
    It touches the desire of dwarf countries to buy Amer’s weapons, which will not save anyone from anything.
  17. osoboye_mneniye
    osoboye_mneniye 11 October 2017 22: 22
    0
    They again mixed everything up. This is not their military expenses, but the costs of accommodation, food, cesspool, prostitutes and more. Latvia cannot have military expenses in such a situation.
  18. Cetron
    Cetron 11 October 2017 22: 49
    +8
    We have a lot of Russian-speaking families in Latvia, even more mixed, Latvian names, but one of the parents is “Russian” and all citizens of the Republic of Lithuania. In Latvia, the army is professional, here the boys serve under the contract, there is no other job. In 2014, Crimea and the Donbass began, Latvia supported dill, promised military help - after a couple of months, all the soldiers quit, there were% 10 frostbitten Natsik left (where without them), I had to invite the Geyropei and American NATO. It’s hard for us, the mugs often beat, the losses are higher than in Afghanistan. Guys! Do not confuse people and politicians, and scumbags everywhere are enough.
    1. LeonidL
      LeonidL 12 October 2017 01: 34
      0
      Thank! All right!
  19. Egorovich
    Egorovich 11 October 2017 23: 10
    10
    Who does not want to feed his own army, will feed someone else's. Wanted NATO defenders-get. So serve the full program. Good luck.
  20. LeonidL
    LeonidL 12 October 2017 01: 34
    +1
    Protection against imaginary Russian aggression costs real money. Buchyly och shch kupuvala - issty already climb out!
  21. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 12 October 2017 02: 54
    0
    At this pace, you look after 5 years, it turns out that there is no and there was no threat from Russia at all. balabolit one, but you have to pay your money, sorry!
  22. White and fluffy
    White and fluffy 12 October 2017 05: 43
    0
    Money in the form of profits is hidden in offshore, spent on the defense industry
  23. Kenxnumx
    Kenxnumx 12 October 2017 07: 52
    0
    Chopped. In 1940, Latvia maintained 4 divisions.
  24. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 12 October 2017 09: 18
    0
    Instead of 449 million euros planned as military spending this year, official Riga will spend about 576 million euros on maintaining the army
    For the Baltic Tigers, this is ridiculous money wink