In the Baltic sea on June 7 the NATO exercise BALTOPS 2020, taking place under the auspices of the European command of US Armed forces. It is reported “German wave”.
The exercises are held in the South-Western Baltic sea near the coast of Germany and Denmark. In connection with the coronavirus pandemic exercises will be conducted exclusively in the sea, the ground operation is not provided.
The press service of the Alliance saidthat the exercise involved 29 ships and about 3 thousand troops from 17 countries – NATO members and two partners of the Alliance: Sweden and Finland.
“The Baltic sea is of great importance for regional stability. Throughout the maneuvers we will demonstrate, the unity, which to the unpredictability of committed allies and partners to protect values, areas and people,” said commander SNMG1 Yngve Skoglund.
BALTOPS will run until June 16.
First Deputy head of the Russian state Duma Committee on defense Andrei Krasov has said that NATO exercises directed against Russia, reports “Duma TV”.
He stressed that the international community has yet to deal with the epidemic of the coronavirus, “no better NATO is now to address this issue?” the MP said.
A response to the doctrine of the Alliance Krasov called the organization of exercises on the territory of the Russian Federation and further development of the Russian armed forces.