|Updated: 28-Jun-2004||NATO Press Releases|
(2004)090 15 June 2004
Exercise "Kaliningrad 2004"
The current security threat posed by terrorism requires a determined and international
response. NATO and Russia, together with other partners, have put fight
against terrorism firmly on the priority list of their joint agenda.
A number of co-operative events, including exercise “Bogorodsk 2002”,
have already taken place in the past.
About 1000 personnel from 22 EAPC countries and international organisations (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, European Union, International Civil Defence Organization) will participate in the exercise.
The Field Exercise will take place on 23 June 2004. The exercise scenario will focus on a terrorist attack on an oil platform off the coast of Kaliningrad Oblast. It will lead to a high number of casualties and a major oil spill threatening coastal areas, and will trigger a request for international assistance. It will test the regional response to a particular disaster scenario at operational and tactical level. During this part of the exercise it is envisaged that the stricken nation will submit a request for assistance to the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). The participants in the Field Exercise will be rescue and consequence management units from Poland, Lithuania and Russia.
The results of the Field Exercise will be included in the
broader strategic discussion during the TableTop Exercise/Seminar
which will be held on
24 and 25 June.