NATO will practice war with Russia in the Baltic Sea

The exercises, which begin on September 9 in the Baltic Sea, will for the first time focus on repelling a Russian attack in the region.

In a few days, major naval exercises will begin in the Baltic Sea, in which about 30 ships and more than 3,000 ships will participate. allied soldiers. For the first time they will practice their response to a possible invasion by Russia.

“We are sending a clear signal to Russia that nothing will go unnoticed,” Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack, head of the German Navy, said at a press conference in Berlin. And he added that “credible deterrence must include the ability to attack.”

Baltic Sea. NATO will practice landing and sea-to-land attacks

The two-week North Coast Exercise, starting September 9, will involve troops from all NATO countries in the Baltic Sea, including soon-to-be-joining Sweden, as well as the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. The allies will practice amphibious operations and sea-to-land assaults.

Kaack said the US Navy will send the 60-foot Mesa Verde ship to the exercise, designed to carry and land about 800 Marines.

The next phase of the exercises, planned for the coast of Latvia and Estonia, will be to secure sea routes in the Baltic Sea. – Finland and the Baltic states are almost 100 percent. dependent on sea supply routes – emphasized the head of the German navy.

Isthmus of Suwałki “could be easily blocked”?

According to him: “If the Isthmus of Suwałki is blocked, and it can be done easily, because there are only two roads and one railway, then only the sea route remains and we will have to get there.”

The Suwałki Isthmus is a Polish territory located around Suwałki, Augustów and Sejny, which simultaneously connects the territory of the Baltic States with Poland and the rest of the NATO countries, and separates the Kaliningrad Oblast from Russia and Belarus. According to the US military, this region is one of the most potentially hotspots in Europe.

The exercises on the north coast will be led by Germany from its new naval base in Rostock, which is just becoming operational, Reuters reported. The Federal Republic intends to make this facility available to NATO as a regional headquarters to direct Alliance operations in the Baltic Sea in the event of conflict.

Source: Do Rzeczy