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Large-scale NATO exercises BALTOPS begin in Baltic

Large-scale NATO exercises BALTOPS begin in Baltic

Another NATO naval exercise called BALTOPS will start today in the Baltic Sea. As the US Army European Command reported on the eve, at least 29 ships, 29 aircraft and helicopters will be involved in them.

The exercises will be held from June 7 to 17 in the south-west of the Baltic Sea near the coast of Germany and Denmark, however, the emergence of NATO forces near the Russian borders in the Kaliningrad region is not ruled out. The main objective of the exercises is the development of the tasks of anti-submarine and air defense, mine action, as well as the organization of a naval blockade.

BALTOPS-2020 are large multinational practical military exercises with the participation of ships, submarines and aircraft of NATO member countries and other invited participants. From June 7 to 17 they will be held in the Baltic Sea in the region of the Kiel Bay and the Danish Straits, including Kattegat

- said in a statement.

In total, about three thousand military personnel from 17 NATO member countries and two alliance partners are planning to participate.

It is specified that two NATO operational naval groups — the First Permanent Naval Group and the First Permanent Mine-and-Minesweeper Group — that have entered the Baltic, will be involved in the exercises.

Due to the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection, it was decided not to conduct ground exercises, all maneuvers will take place at sea.
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  1. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 7 June 2020 07: 57
    want to scare ...
    1. Hto tama
      Hto tama 7 June 2020 08: 12
      Quote: Pvi1206
      want to scare ...

      Well, not really, because they are not fools, they understand that these horror stories are only effective for their population, and even then not everyone reacts to it. yes But the development of the sea blockade is annoying. Considering the information from the Donbass, I have a feeling that the West has decided to provoke, which may be followed by retaliatory actions on our part and, as a result, toughening sanctions and an attempt at sea blockade, at least in the Baltic what , the mattresses really don’t want us to complete the SP-2.
    2. Ilya-spb
      Ilya-spb 7 June 2020 08: 15
      29 ships, 29 aircraft

      - Is it some Baltic magic of numbers?

      Seriously, it's important not to get scared. It’s important not to get used to it. Be prepared for sudden events.

      The same Poles can climb a lot into their heads ...
      1. WILL
        WILL 7 June 2020 08: 34
        And somewhere around the Kaliningrad region the Iskanders began to move ...
        1. novel66
          novel66 7 June 2020 09: 41
          what's the point? here anti-ship systems are needed, and so they are in place
    3. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 7 June 2020 08: 55
      Quote: Pvi1206
      want to scare ...

      Is any teaching an attempt to intimidate?
      1. novel66
        novel66 7 June 2020 09: 42
        well, practically ... otherwise why are observers from a potential enemy?
      2. Normal ok
        Normal ok 7 June 2020 23: 59
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: Pvi1206
        want to scare ...

        Is any teaching an attempt to intimidate?

        Normal army / navy routine.
        PS. For some people, any information that does not praise their fantasies is a priori damage. They are not aware that many countries live by their own laws, not suspecting their fantasies.
    4. iouris
      iouris 7 June 2020 11: 42
      Comrades! Arsonists of war ... In impotent rage ... Our Answer to Chamberlain ... And again: comrades! All. I have finished.
  2. sabakina
    sabakina 7 June 2020 08: 36
    and two alliance partners
    I’m embarrassed to ask, partners are saloids and winemakers?
    1. knn54
      knn54 7 June 2020 08: 46
      Vyacheslav. Sweden and Finland.
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 7 June 2020 08: 50
        Nikolay, thanks. And then he was racking his brains, how would they get to the Baltic?
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 June 2020 11: 21
    NATO's next naval exercises
    So it sounds almost every month. If not in the Baltic, then in the Black Sea. If not at sea, so on land in Poland, the Baltic states or the Scandinavian countries. The fact that the intensity of exercises along the perimeter of Russia has increased many times already even without any analytics, and this gives reason for certain conclusions.
  4. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 7 June 2020 19: 04
    It is also necessary.
    How else can our crews of submarines, TFR, coastal services work out the actions? As close as possible to a combat situation?
    1. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 8 June 2020 22: 30
      Quote: Benzorez
      How else to our submarine crews,
      ?! and stayed there?
      Quote: Benzorez
      all army, all four ?!
      Quote: Benzorez
      do coastal activities work out? As close as possible to a combat situation?
      out of sympathy for you Vitaliy (!), to the Crimea, and your optimism, slap a glass (!).