Latvia: Construction of Baltic Defence Line should be coordinated with Finland, Poland: President

Building unified Baltic defence infrastructure should be coordinated with Finnish and Polish military experts, Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics stated, LETA reports. Baltic cooperation with Finland and Poland was necessary to create an effective defence mechanism, he said. At the same time, Rinkevics reminded that Latvia was part of NATO’s defence planning. He discussed the issue with Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins, commander of the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS). The two officials agreed that NBS would submit specific proposals and funding requests to build new defensive infrastructure along the eastern border at the next meeting of the National Security Council (NDP).