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  Erika Rugalskaya. A military operation the "Spring Storm" launched in Estonia

2014 05 08

On 5 May the largest military exercise in the recent history of this country involving NATO allies started in Estonia. Manoeuvres called the "Spring Storm" will involve about six thousand troops.

The exercise will involve 150 American paratroopers, 90 infantrymen from the UK, as well as units from France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Also, Air Force fighter jets from Denmark will be involved - based at the Amari airbase near Tallinn, which started the protection of the Baltic airspace on 1 May.

Poland sends three Su- 22 attack aircraft and air defence units with missile system SA- 8. In addition, a team of cyber protection from France will participate for the first time in team exercises, reports "Interfax". Units of the volunteer paramilitary organization "Kaitseliit" and reservists are also involved in the "Spring Storm".

Exercises will cover the southern and south-eastern regions near the border with Russia, including Võro, Valga, Tartu, Viljandi and Põlva counties. Annual exercise the "Spring Storm" will be held for the 12th time already and will be concluded on 23 May. After the manoeuvres the U.S. paratroopers will remain in Estonia at least until the end of this year.

Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from “Telegraf.lv” of 05 05 2014

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (4)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (5)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (3)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (1)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (1)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.



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