On April 29, NATO began Spring Storm 2019 military exercises in Estonia involving more than 9,000 troops from 13 countries, including Ukraine. According to the General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces this event is the country’s largest annual military exercises of the year.
The exercises will last until May 17 and will involve hundreds of units, including armored vehicles, infantry and tanks. The most active phase of the exercises will take place from May 20 to 10 with the participation of warships of the Estonian Navy and allies in the ports of Tallinn and Lääne-Viru County.
In addition, exercises will involve Eurofighter aircraft of the German and British Air Forces, Su-22 attack aircraft of the Polish Air Force, Wildcat and Apache helicopters of the British Royal Air Force, and Pave Hawk of the United States Air Force.
It is expected that this year military personnel from Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the USA, Ukraine, Finland, France and Estonia will take part in large-scale exercises.