RIGA - Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis has endorsed the National Armed Forces' Joint Headquarters Commander Leonids Kalnins for the Latvian chief of defense.
Bergmanis notified President Raimonds Vejonis about the candidate during a meeting Tuesday morning. It is possible that Kalnins also took part in the meeting.
Regarding his reasons for choosing Kalnins, Bergmanis stressed that it was time for an experienced commander, who had climbed the ranks and served in various Armed Forces branches, to become the chief of defense. One of the primary cr...
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