NATO will expand its naval port in the Baltic Sea. There is a conclusion

This amount is equivalent to PLN 685 million calculated at today's exchange rate. As part of the investment, new ships will be built at the port located in Karosta district, supporting infrastructure will be expanded, and the port basin will be deepened.

Andris Spruds commented that this work will significantly strengthen Latvia's ability to host NATO forces. In turn, Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silina, who visited Liepaja on Friday, evaluated NATO's decision to expand the port. “It will strengthen the country's defense capabilities and be a major contributor to the city's economy.”

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Karosta district was founded in the 19th century as a fortress and military port (which is the meaning of the word in Latvian). During the times of the Soviet Union, it was a closed area and the base of the Soviet Baltic Fleet.

It has been 20 years since Latvia joined NATO

Latvia joined NATO in 2004 – along with Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Latvian Atlantic Organization Secretary General Sigita Struberga said in an interview with PAP at the end of March. Joining NATO was a “smart decision” and “efficient use of opportunity” for the Baltic states, Some other countries of the former Soviet Union are unlikely to benefit.

– When it comes to our role in the alliance, in my opinion, we have changed from being protectors to equal partners in NATO. Of course, you cannot compare the contribution of Latvia and the United States, but I still believe that we are equal partners, together with other countries, we are security providers, the Latvian expert said.

They want to create a “Baltic defense line”.

Latvian authorities are currently building a fence along their eastern border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country. They also adopted a plan to build defense infrastructure on the eastern border, the cost of which is estimated at more than 300 million euros. It is part of the so-called “Baltic Defense Line”, which aims to prevent the initiative of the three Baltic states and, if necessary, protect against threats of a military nature.

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