In a recent Latvian national news (LETA) article, there was a short article about Latvian President Andris Berzins, who recently expressed the idea of establishing a joint Baltic Armed Forces, and the reactions by some to that idea. Both Latvian and Estonian defense ministers responded negatively to the idea. Latvian Defense Minister Andris Pabriks felt that a lack of precedence, budget concerns and that the Baltic armed forces already have strong regional cooperation makes this proposal unnecessary. Estonian Defense Minister Urmas Reinsalu’s response was also basically the same an...
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