The largest Spring Storm 2016 military exercise (Kevadtorm 2016) is to start in Estonia on Monday, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the Main Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces.
Six thousand people will take part in the exercise, including about 1.5 thousand soldiers from 10 allied countries and NATO partners.
The number of the foreign participants includes soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, the USA, Finland and Sweden.
The exercises will be held in the territory of Tartu, Võru and Põlva counties near Russian border.
They will use a mechanized company of the Netherlands and the CV9035 infantry fighting vehicles, Polish Su-22, American F15 fighter jets, British Eurofighter Typhoon jets and the CH-47 Chinook transport aircraft.
The troops will leave from the military camp of Tapa on May 2. A solemn march on the occasion of the exercise’s end will be held at the airfield of Ridala on May 19.