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NATO’s largest Baltic drill to kick off on Sunday

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The U.S. and 18 European countries are preparing to perform “the largest naval exercise series in the Baltic Sea” for the 47th time.

The Baltic Operations Exercise (BALTOPS) will kick off on Sunday in Germany’s port city of Kiel.

Around 8,600 U.S. and European troops from 18 nations are taking part in the annual BALTOPS naval exercise, according to official website of NATO.

Participating troops come from NATO member countries Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Spain, U.K. and U.S. Also, Sweden and Finland which are part of the EU but not NATO will participate in the exercise.

Source: aa.com.tr

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