NATO troops and the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) have commenced live-fire training in Estonia as part of the annual exercise Spring Storm.

The exercise is divided into two parts, field and live-firing exercises. The field exercise took place from 25-30 April. The live-firing training started on 1 May and will run until 8 May.

Led by Estonia, Spring Storm will see the participation of around 3,200 allied forces. Last year, training was conducted with 9,000 personnel.

The number of troops for this year’s exercise has been reduced significantly due to Covid-19 pandemic.

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