14:40 May. 2, 2016
6,000 troops will take part in Spring Storm exercises
The NATO large-scale military exercises 'Spring Storm' will begin in Estonia, on May 2.
In general, 6,000 soldiers will take part in the joint drill which are held in the territory bordering with Russia, BBC Ukraine reports.
The drills will involve the military contingent (1,500 troops) from 10 NATO member countries, including the Netherlands, the USA, the UK and Germany.
It is also planned to involve aircraft - fighters, bombers, transport helicopters from Poland and the United States.
Earlier, Estonia held the joint Air Forces drills together with the NATO, Finnish and Swedish troops.
Strengthening the Eastern Europe's border with NATO troops is a reponse to Russia's dangerous escalation, stated the Secretary General of Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.