The Commander of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Major General Stuart Skeates stated that the threats that we face around the world are very significant and in many respects they are very novel.
Commander of the SOF Juris Ušackis points out that there are various possible threat scenarios facing Latvia, and these units must be ready to react to any and all.
High costs will force Russia to pay Ukraine to take Crimea back ten years from now.
Latvian Defense Ministry State Secretary Jānis Garisons stated in an interview to Latvian News agency LETA and DefenceMatters that the lessening of the confrontation between Russia and NATO will be dependent on Russia’s domestic political processes with the situation not expected to get any better.
Russia’s politicians are not suicidal, they do not wish to die in a nuclear war, which is why war between NATO and Russia is not possible, Latvian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Bērziņš said in an interview.
Russia has alienated not only Europe and NATO, but also a large part of the Arab countries, as well as Turkey and Israel says NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Director Jānis Sārts.
One Russian ”Su-24” and three ”An-26” fighters were identified.
Over 1,000 allied soldiers and military officials will participate in June’s ”Saber Strike” international military exercises in Latvia.
According to the Latvian National Armed Forces a Russian ”Bereza”-class SR-936 military supply ship was detected about five nautical miles from Latvian territorial waters
Chiefs of Defence of the three Baltic States discussed relevant issues of security and defence cooperation of the Baltic regionat a meeting in Palanga
Latvia considering to purchase ”Stinger” anti-air defense systems from the United States
Several hundred NATO soldiers visited the Latvian War Museum and the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
Security Police Chief Normunds Mezviets said that the activity level of Russian intelligence services in Latvia is moderate