In Estonia began exercises to repel the attack of “Botnia”


In the framework of which started in Estonia, international military exercises Saber Knight, the participants will practice a scenario in which they will be dealing with the aggression of the fictional state of “Bosnia”, reports the Estonian national broadcaster ERR with reference to the press Secretary of the First infantry brigade.

The exercises involve about 600 troops. They will last from 30 may to 9 June.

Saber Knight is a preliminary stage of tactical military exercises Saber Strike, held under the auspices of the operational group of the US army in Europe since 2010. This year they will be held in landfills in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with the participation of 10 thousand troops from 13 members and partners of NATO, said ERR.

The main phase of exercise Saber Strike will start on June 13. In the course of it will be studied the interaction of ground forces and air support forces.

To participate in maneuvers in Estonia there will arrive the 2nd cavalry regiment of the US army composed of infantry 1400 400 Stryker combat vehicles, according to the website exercises. This unit has already moved on Friday from the barracks in the German city of Vilseck. They will March to the Taps with a length of 2,200 km through the territory of six countries.

The exercise was attended by members of the United States, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovenia and the UK. Maneuvers will end on June 22.