Russia’s neighbor Latvia wants to bring back the military draft | Business Insider

JAUNUMI • 16. jūlijā 09:07
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The defense minister of Latvia wants to reintroduce mandatory military service so his country can defend itself in case Russia launches an attack so sudden that NATO can’t help prevent it.


“Even if we are a NATO member country, our first challenge and danger is coming from a very quick attack from Russia,” Pabriks said.

“We have been of course calculating how many forces Russia can gather at our borders within 24 or 48 hours. And knowing that NATO will need a certain time to reflect on that, we must be ready ourselves to defend every inch and every centimeter of our territory.”

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