Nato war games near Russia border

 10 Jun 2014 - 7:03


RIGA: Nato yesterday launched one of its largest military manoeuvres in the Baltic states since tensions spiked with Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Around 4,700 troops and 800 military vehicles from 10 countries including Britain, Canada and the United States are participating in the Sabre Strike exercises near the Latvian capital Riga. Russia has voiced its objections to the manoeuvres, which move to neighbouring Lithuania today. Russia was quick to label the games an “act of aggression,” according to the Interfax news agency. The exercises are being held in the Baltic states till June 20. Agencies