Anadolu Agency
June 12, 2022

NATO Baltic Sea military exercise concludes

Touted as the largest-ever military drill in the Baltic Sea, NATO’s Baltops 22 exercise wrapped up Sunday on the Swedish Island of Gotland with the participation of member and partner nations.

Among the nations taking part were Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Türkiye, the UK, and the US.

The participation of Sweden and Finland was notable, as both countries have applied for membership in the alliance….

Finland borders Russia….as do the small ex-Soviet republics of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, taking part as NATO members.

A total of 45 ships and 7,500 personnel participated in the drill.