Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 115

The Inspector General of the German army, General Klaus Naumann, conferred in Riga with Latvia’s prime minister and defense minister Maris Gailis and the acting army commander, Lt. General Juris Eihmanis, on initiating German military assistance to Latvia. The German supreme commander presented plans to train Latvian officers at German military academies, hold a joint naval exercise in 1996, and supply technical assistance under a program approved by the German government at Latvia’s request. Favorably assessing Latvian preparations for joining NATO, Naumann said that the Russian military’s purported plans to invade the Baltic states in order to stop that accession are irrelevant and in fact "hardly to be taken seriously." (11)

Ukraine Worried About Nukes in the Neighborhood.