Danish warehouse rushing to send troops Latvian soldiers complained that the supply is insufficient: underwear is missing

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Danish warehouse rushing to send troops Latvian soldiers complained that the supply is insufficient: underwear is missing

2022-06-24 06:05:01 7 ℃

Senior officers in Danish in Latvia are interviewed (source: Danish Broadcasting Corporation)

Overseas Network, June 22. According to the Russian satellite news agency quoted the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) reported on the 21st, Denmark's move to Russia's neighbors Latvia triggered criticism. The country who sent the country to Latvia said that the dispatch of troops was too hasty. After arriving at the station, they found that not only the supply of military supplies such as ammunition was insufficient, but even the necessities such as underwear were lacking.

Denmark sent 350 soldiers to Latvia in early May to strengthen NATO's East Wing defense line, claiming that it would "deter" Russia. However, several Danish soldiers reported that they found that the army was not available after arriving at the station. The local lack of training equipment, and the tents are also dilapidated and moldy. Soldiers believe that the current training level and combat capabilities of the Danish garrison have declined significantly, "this is a matter about life." Danish veteran Dennis, who has 20 years of military age and has been in Afghanistan, said: "We now lack everything from ammunition to underwear. This is the most sad thing I have experienced in the army in the past 20 years."

The Danish Department of Defense acknowledged that the lack of ammunition caused the cancellation of the training of soldiers stationed in Latvia and blamed this on the complex approval process and the lengthy logistics chain. However, Alexander Totslav, a military researcher at the University of Copenhagen, believes that Denmark has continued to cut military expenses in recent years and leads to insufficient ammunition reserves.

At present, the number of soldiers in the Danish military base in Lativy has increased to 750, which is the largest military deployment of Denmark in Europe in 23 years. (Overseas Network Wang Xiaoyu)

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