Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 163

Naval ships of the three Baltic states are currently participating in two joint exercises with the navies of NATO and other friendly countries. The Open Spirit ’96 war games began on September 2 off Germany’s Baltic coast, and include German, Danish, Swedish, and Polish ships. At the same time in Latvian waters, German and Latvian ships are conducting an exercise to remove old mines from the Gulf of Riga and make it safe for shipping. (BNS, August 30 and September 2 and 3)

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