The Pentagon has announced that the US and its European allies are conducting military drills in the Baltic region “to ensure regional security.”
Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said on Monday 2,000 American troops and 3,600 troops from other nations will participate in the Baltic Operations exercise (Baltops).
The war games take place in Poland, Sweden, Germany and the Baltic Sea through June 20, he added.
The UK, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Turkey are the countries that are involved in the massive exercise.
The drills also include about 49 ships, 61 aircraft and one submarine.