Latvia: Half of army volunteers to enlist in first draft

Only half of the volunteers who applied for military service in Latvia’s first draft will begin serving in the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) on 1 July 2023, LETA reports. Altogether 254 Latvian citizens will join the draft, a Defence Ministry spokesperson announced. A total of 488 citizens expressed their desire to volunteer for military service during the first call-up. The first draftees will serve in the motorised rifle brigade at the Adazi military base.