The Latvian stage of international military exercises dubbed Saber Strike held by NATO countries in the Baltic region began on Saturday, local media reported.


Paratroopers in Latvia


According to the Delfi news portal, the stage started with the tank exercises at the Adazi Military Base located near Latvia’s capital of Riga.


The portal added that M1 Abrams main battle tanks used during the exercises had been delivered to Latvia from military supply depots in Norway by sea.


Conducted annually since 2010, Saber Strike is a US-Europe set of cooperative military training drills held in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Participating nations this year include the three Baltic states, as well as Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States.




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