Too bad the same fighting spirit isn’t being turned against Brussels by the ruling elite, correcting bad mistakes from past decades.
The troops will begin deploying in Rovajärvi in Lapland from Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of the formal start of the exercises on Thursday. Meanwhile military vehicles will move between Ranua and Rovaniemi as well as between Tervola and Rovaniemi. The war games are due to wrap up on June 5.
Apart from conscripts and senior officers the war games will involve tanks, artillery and anti-tank weapons. The participating troops hail from the artillery brigade, the tank brigade, the communications unit and brigades from Kainuu, Karelia, Pori, Uti and Uusimaa as well as Army Academy and the specialist arctic unit, the Jaeger Brigade.
The Rovajärvi firing range is the largest war and firearms training area in Western Europe.