Meanwhile, the largest NATO multinational exercise, Spring Thunderstorm 2018, started in Romania. After a month of 1,5, NATO exercises in Latvia and Estonia will begin, which will open an entire season of military maneuvers in the Baltic States.
In general, the number of exercises of the Alliance in Europe in comparison with the previous year will double. The biggest challenge for Russia will be the largest NATO maneuvers since the end of the Cold War, called the 2018 United Trident. They will be held in the fall in Norway and more than 45 thousand troops will take part in them.