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NATO holds drills close to Russia

Exercise “Hedgehog 2022” with the participation of the US and more than 10 allied countries opened in Estonia yesterday (May 16).

According to RT news agency, this exercise has the participation of 15,000 soldiers from 14 countries, including many countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and a number of partner countries of the bloc. such as Sweden, Finland, Georgia and Ukraine. The content of the exercise is related to the navy, army and air forces, as well as training soldiers in cyber warfare skills.

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The USS Kearsarge, one of the NATO warships participating in the exercise. Photo: US Navy

“Exercise Hedgehog 2022 began on May 16. One of the largest exercises in the region, it brings the Estonian Self-Defense Forces and more than 10 other countries closer together. Notice the name of this event: Like NATO, the hedgehog doesn’t attack others but it knows how to protect itself,” Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas wrote on Twitter.

The US Navy in a statement later announced that the exercises between its troops and the armies of Estonia and many other allied countries will take place in the Parnu, Saaremaa and Voru regions of Estonia.

“The Hedgehog 2022 is a great opportunity for our sailors and Marines to train and learn with our allies. We look forward to the success of this exercise as a demonstration of the strength of our relationship with Estonia and our partners in the Baltic Sea. At the same time, the exercise is also a demonstration of our commitment to security and stability in the region,” said Captain Robert J. Hallett of the US Navy.

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