16:30 Apr. 17, 2016
More than 1,300 servicemen from six countries participate in drills
Troops from six NATO member countries began Summer Shield XIII military drills on Sunday at Adazi military base, Latvia.
More than 1,300 soldiers from Latvia, Lithuania, the U.S., Canada, Finland and Germany are expected to participate.
The aim of the exercises is to train soldiers in wide range of areas, including artillerists, mortar gunners, anti-tank forces, and units of protection against weapons of mass destruction.
Summer Shield drills are conducted in Latvia starting from 2004. Since 2014 they are included in the list of NATO exercises and trainings.