One of the biggest –ever Nato exercise hedgehog in the Baltics is now underway.
The “Hedgehog” are drills that involve ten countries including Finland and Sweden, which are expected to formally apply to join the alliance within days.
Reports say the exercises in Estonia, which will last third of next month were arranged before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
However, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia has no issue with Finland or Sweden, but that a military expansion near its border would demand a reaction.
It would be recalled that Sweden yesterday confirmed its intention to apply for Nato Membership, joining Finland which declared its position last week.