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The Latvian Navy reported on the purpose of NATO's diving operation in the Irbensky Strait

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The Latvian naval forces, together with their NATO colleagues, have launched a diving operation in the Baltic Sea. It is reported that the operation will last until May 14 and will be part of the Open Spirit 2020 international military exercises.


It involves ships and boats of the Latvian Navy (BALTRON squadron), as well as the 1st Permanent Marine Demining Group, which is part of the North Atlantic Military Block (SNMCMG1).

The command of the Latvian Navy reports that part of the operation will be "clearing shipping lanes and fishing areas from explosive objects." It is added that, among other things, the search and disposal of ammunition remaining in the Baltic from the time of the Second World War will be carried out. For this, diving groups will be involved in several sections of the Irbensky Strait connecting the Gulf of Riga with the rest of the Baltic Sea.

Boats and minesweepers made an exit to the sea from the port of Ventspils.

As you can see, even the coronavirus does not interfere with NATO exercises in Latvia (in the Baltic).



The German Navy joined the maneuvers.

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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 8 May 2020 09: 25 New
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    Nord Stream saw train?
    1. venik
      venik 8 May 2020 09: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      Nord Stream saw train?

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      Not! Once the Fritz are connected - they will not allow it! Although maybe they did this and connected?
    2. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 8 May 2020 10: 39 New
      +2
      Do not cut, but do the cut-outs! This is science.
      1. pmkemcity
        pmkemcity 8 May 2020 10: 41 New
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        Quote: seregatara1969
        Do not cut, but do clippings! This is science.

        Not clippings, but insets.
        1. seregatara1969
          seregatara1969 8 May 2020 10: 42 New
          +1
          Pup. Corrected. thank
  2. orionvitt
    orionvitt 8 May 2020 09: 35 New
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    Latvian Navy ships and boats are involved (BALTRON squadron)
    Well then, "squadron" laughing Well, I understand there, the ships of the NATO Navy of Germany, but since when, a group of Latvian motor boats, began to be called a "squadron"?
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 8 May 2020 09: 38 New
      +5
      You will be indignant, they will call the fleet. request
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 8 May 2020 09: 41 New
        +5
        Silent, but God forbid, still an "invincible armada." laughing
        1. NordUral
          NordUral 9 May 2020 12: 27 New
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          Why not? It ended well (from the point of view of the British).
      2. Insurgent
        Insurgent 8 May 2020 09: 42 New
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        Quote: Mavrikiy
        You will be indignant, they will call the fleet.


        Grand fleet ? belay belay belay
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 8 May 2020 09: 48 New
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          Quote: Insurgent
          Grand fleet

          Small fleet
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 8 May 2020 10: 18 New
            +5
            Quote: Gray Brother
            Small fleet

            Someone is offended by the NATO Navy ... Minus ...
            1. Gray brother
              Gray brother 8 May 2020 10: 23 New
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              Quote: Insurgent
              Someone is offended by the NATO Navy ... Minus ...

              I cause suffering)))
    2. venik
      venik 8 May 2020 10: 36 New
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      Quote: orionvitt
      but since when, a group of Latvian motor boats, began to be called a "squadron"?

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      And HOW should her proud tribales be called? There is no fleet, so at least squadron will be! laughing
    3. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 8 May 2020 12: 18 New
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      Quote: orionvitt
      Well then, "squadron"

      I think it from the author of the translation: BALTRON is a combined squadron of several countries. Mostly minesweepers, interoperability demonstrate
    4. Charik
      Charik 8 May 2020 13: 25 New
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      'squadron of my crazy thoughts'
  3. Gray brother
    Gray brother 8 May 2020 09: 40 New
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    The main thing is that chemistry should not be stirred there, otherwise it will become with them.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 8 May 2020 09: 44 New
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      Quote: Gray Brother
      The main thing is that chemistry should not be stirred there, otherwise it will become with them.

      They can easily arrange a training session, with the detonation of discovered "dangerous objects".
  4. Gray brother
    Gray brother 8 May 2020 09: 44 New
    -4
    Why didn’t they call Ukraine? What kind of disrespect?
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 8 May 2020 09: 46 New
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    The command of the Latvian Navy reports that part of the operation will be "clearing shipping lanes and fishing areas from explosive objects." It is added that, among other things, the search and disposal of ammunition remaining in the Baltic from the time of the Second World War will be carried out.

    Well, let them at least deal with the matter, how many more rubbish in the Baltic Sea are still lying around after the war.
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 8 May 2020 09: 50 New
    -3
    Well, they will climb the Baltic from old ammunition to clean. The gut is thin and this is not necessary in FIG. But they to throw nasty things yes, they can.
    1. kulinar
      kulinar 8 May 2020 10: 24 New
      +1
      Such exercises in the Baltic are held every year. And every year they find mines, shells and air bombs.
      Even in the fairways. I’m talking like a former resident of Ventspils.
      By the way, a photo of a German moored on the embankment, beautiful.
  7. Igor Borisov_2
    Igor Borisov_2 8 May 2020 09: 59 New
    +6
    When the relationship was normal, he participated in one of the Open Spirit exercises on the minesweeper of the Baltic Fleet. In reality, 21 bombs from the time of the war were found. The right event ....
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 8 May 2020 10: 07 New
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    I wonder what they decided to clean up the Irbensky Strait for. In fact, there is a fairway and port of Riga nearby, everything has been done hundreds of times, are such places always under supervision or is it a development of skills in a similar place? Train, practice skills for the next operation
    1. Aag
      Aag 8 May 2020 10: 45 New
      +1
      Probably worth a look at the depths of the strait: 10-20 meters, sometimes up to 5 .. And this is on the fairway. And there are sickly vessels there ...
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 8 May 2020 10: 54 New
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        Quote: AAG
        Probably worth a look at the depths of the strait: 10-20 meters, sometimes up to 5 .. And this is on the fairway. And there are sickly vessels there ..

        During the times of the USSR, this place was plowed up and down
        1. Aag
          Aag 8 May 2020 12: 39 New
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          Quote: APASUS
          Quote: AAG
          Probably worth a look at the depths of the strait: 10-20 meters, sometimes up to 5 .. And this is on the fairway. And there are sickly vessels there ..

          During the times of the USSR, this place was plowed up and down

          I don’t argue. But over time, the bottom topography may change, especially in shallow water (currents, winds, passage of large vessels).
          Well, what they really do there, work out, they won’t say ...
  9. Shadow041
    Shadow041 8 May 2020 12: 31 New
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    And it could also be NATO's covert operation to mine the Irben Strait, in case of D ... (war with the Russian Federation)
  10. Gray-haired
    Gray-haired 9 May 2020 10: 41 New
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    I remember, under the USSR, the same pinnipeds wanted to see why, either to the finals or to the taxes, our destroyer, with a very friendly visit, ran up faster than the hostesses considered. It intrigued them very much. Our visit ended, Korea went home, and the curious surfaced as jammed zander. Enemy friends immediately rushed to search for their ichthyander, but did not find it. Only when they were rotten and surfaced with their belly up, they recognized them. It happens ... But it may happen again, the accidents at these exercises are pursuing the black-necked brotherhood of the United States, almost constantly.