Finland will take part in a Nato crisis management exercise this week, according to the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Dubbed CMX23, the drills are based on a "fictitious scenario," and do not involve troops, the ministry explained.
The exercise begins on Thursday 9 March and continues until 15 March. This year will mark the eleventh time Finland has attended, but as a Nato partner. Not yet alliance members, Finland and Sweden are taking part in the drills for the first time as invitees, according to Nato.
The drills will involve practising responses to "a civil-military scenario, set in a hybrid environment," a Nato press statement stated.
"The exercise will involve civilian and military staff in Allied and Finland and Sweden’s capitals, at Nato Headquarters and in Strategic Commands."
Finnish participants will include members of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Command, Finland’s Mission to NATO in Brussels and other government entities, according to the Finnish foreign ministry.
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