Several military exercises will take place in the Baltic Sea region in June, with tens of thousand troops set to take part in them, defense officials said on Friday, adding that the exercises won’t be related.
On Jun. 3–15, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland will host international exercise Saber Strike, with the participation of 18,000 troops from 19 NATO members and partner countries.
Around the same time, national exercise Flaming Thunder will also be held, involving up to 9,000 troops, as well as Steadfast Cobalt training in the District of Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city.
Later on, in June maritime exercise Baltops will start in the Baltic Sea.
"It will be a lot of action at the same time on Lithuania's soil, in the air and in the territorial waters," Colonel Vilmas Šatas of the Defense Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces told journalists on Friday.
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