The National Armed Forces (NBS) have prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Defense a plan for the military strengthening and anti-mobility of the eastern border, the LETA agency learned from the ministry.
The plan is currently being reviewed by the ministry, which will forward it to the government for approval in the near future.
Until the government’s decision, the ministry will not comment on the content of the plan.
It has already been reported that the plan envisages ways to ensure the protection of the Latvian state and to delay the enemy by various means.
In order to effectively deter the opponent, it is essential to mutually coordinate actions with Lithuania and Estonia as well. At the end of January, the defense ministers of all three Baltic countries signed an agreement on the establishment of the Baltic Defense Line. It will significantly strengthen the military capabilities of the countries to protect the eastern border of the Baltic States and NATO, ensuring the delay and blocking of the movement of a possible adversary.
The construction of the Baltic defense line in Latvia could take the next decade, Latvian Defense Minister Andris Sprūds (P) previously told the LETA agency, admitting that the costs will be significant.
The agreement of the Baltic States does not stipulate that all countries will start or finish the construction of this line completely synchronously on the same day.
Barbed wire fence on the Latvia-Belarus border Photo: LETA