VILNIUS – On 14-16 June two largest NATO ship formation groups – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMGMG1) participated in one of the largest annual naval exercise BALTOPS 2019 in the Lithuanian territorial waters of the Baltic Sea.
On Sunday, the Allied troops coastal landing operation took place, observed by Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis, Vice Admiral Andrew L. Lewis, the current commander of the United States Second Fleet and NATO Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, General Erhard Bühler, Commander JFC Brunssum, Vice Admiral Keith Edward Blount, commander Allied Maritime Command, NATO, and other high-ranking officer of the Lithuanian army and foreign countries…
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