The Baltic country intends to spend at least 2.5% of GDP on defense “in the current difficult conditions.”
The Russian Federation will pose a threat to other countries in the next 5-10 years. This was announced on Tuesday, June 28, by the Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks, reports Delfi.
He noted that Latvia will insist that a new strategic concept of the Alliance be adopted at the NATO summit in Madrid, because the situation has changed since the adoption of the previous strategic concept, and Russia has become a threat in the next 5-10 years. .
“Latvia wants to see a greater presence of allies in the country, which includes not only more soldiers and equipment, but also more integrated training, as well as the deployment of equipment and weapons. in Latvia, “said Pabriks.
He stressed that Latvia, as the host country, intends to work on the construction of a second military training ground, so that soldiers can have accommodation and training. He said it was one of Latvia’s “homework assignments”. The country also promised to spend at least 2.5% of GDP on defense “in the current difficult circumstances.”
Earlier, Latvia announced that it intended to ban citizens of Russia and Belarus from participating in businesses important to the country’s security.
It will be recalled that the National Electronic Media Council of Latvia has imposed a ban on the broadcasting of the last 80 TV channels from Russia, which can still be watched in the country.
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