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Estonian Minister considers it necessary to increase the mobility of NATO forces

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Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik, who is on a visit to Washington, said that it is necessary to consider the issue of increasing the mobility of the alliance’s forces at the upcoming NATO summit in July. RIA News.




Luik talked about this with Pentagon chief James Mattis.

“The parties discussed the upcoming NATO summit, as well as the issues of conducting exercises, planning cooperation and cyber defense, preparations for the meeting of US President Donald Trump with the presidents of the Baltic states in April of this year,” the Estonian Defense Ministry said in a release.

During the meeting, the Estonian minister offered to discuss at the summit the possibility of increasing the mobility of NATO units.

It is important to think carefully about how to move and strengthen NATO troops, so that they are exactly where they are needed, and exactly when they are needed,
said Luik.

In turn, Mattis thanked Estonia “for allocating 2% of GDP for defense expenditures, fulfilling allied obligations and sending an additional unit of the armed forces to Afghanistan this year,” the press service noted.

It is reported that during the visit, Luik also "will meet with US National Security Adviser Herbert MacMaster, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry and Deputy Committee on Senate Armed Forces Jack Reed."
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  1. Firework
    Firework 8 March 2018 13: 36
    +3
    it’s he who is worried about himself so that the Germans, French and other NATO members if that as soon as possible come to defend Estonia 2,5 Estonian tanks will hardly help
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 8 March 2018 13: 41
      +6
      Quote: Salute
      it’s he who is worried about himself so that the Germans, French and other NATO members if that as soon as possible come to defend Estonia 2,5 Estonian tanks will hardly help
      It’s important to carefully consider how to move and strengthen NATO forces so that they are exactly where they are needed, and exactly when they are needed
      The main location of NATO troops defending Estonia and its own “army” is away from Russian troops. For this, in fact, you need very good mobility ...
      1. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 8 March 2018 14: 33
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        The main location of NATO troops defending Estonia and its own “army” is away from Russian troops. For this, in fact, you need very good mobility ...

        NATO a couple of years ago planned to deploy quick reaction troops in the event of Russian aggression during the WEEK ... Dudes, Shoigu forces the English Channel in a day, why are you all e-Estonians there.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 8 March 2018 14: 38
          +7
          Quote: iliitch
          In a day, the Shoigu forces the English Channel, why are you all e-Estonians there.

          Well, for a day or not for a day, but Vasily Filippych already promised in due time
          In a night we will cut out half of Romania, in a week we will take over Europe. It’s only a pity that to serve them all 2 of the year, otherwise I would make of them real thugs
          Responsibly, I can say that he did not throw empty words to the wind and always did what he promised .....
          1. iliitchitch
            iliitchitch 8 March 2018 14: 49
            +2
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            Well, for a day or not for a day, but Vasily Filippych already promised in due time

            Well, figuratively, I, figuratively, a colleague. For a week, any “Times” can be broken without any nuclear weapons.
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 8 March 2018 14: 55
              +6
              Quote: iliitch
              For a week, any “Times” can be broken without any nuclear weapons.

              Yes, God forbid, a war for the winter will have to be ..... And so they killed the Gulf Stream, now they don’t know what to do - and then there are Russians with their "General Frost" .....
              The English film is about the nuclear apocalypse - "Threads" - it needs to be chased across central channels once a week in Europe .... To be known and afraid ...
    2. Monos
      Monos 8 March 2018 13: 44
      +6
      "Yuri Luik: - I propose to increase the mobility of NATO military units.
      Mattis: - Thank you for allocating 2% of GDP for defense spending. "
      So we talked. smile
      1. volodimer
        volodimer 9 March 2018 13: 07
        0
        Well, what is going on! Estonian Minister advises NATO generals!
        Here is a man !!! Well, yes, there are the other women ministers ...
    3. Svarog
      Svarog 8 March 2018 13: 49
      +5
      Quote: Salute
      it’s he who is worried about himself so that the Germans, French and other NATO members if that as soon as possible come to defend Estonia 2,5 Estonian tanks will hardly help

      I think he had something else in mind .. He meant that the speed with which the Estonian army was moving to Spain was not enough to survive .. And that’s why you need training, running ... running ... that's the promise. I am sure that a statement will soon be issued that more training is needed in forcing the Atlantic Ocean.
      1. vlad66
        vlad66 8 March 2018 13: 58
        +9
        Quote: Svarog
        I am sure that a statement will soon be released that it is necessary to train more in boosting the Atlantic Ocean

        There are already other statements coming out.
        Immediately visible people bitten by Ukrainians. laughing
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 8 March 2018 14: 16
          +6
          Quote: vlad66
          Quote: Svarog
          I am sure that a statement will soon be released that it is necessary to train more in boosting the Atlantic Ocean

          There are already other statements coming out.
          Immediately visible people bitten by Ukrainians. laughing

          laughing What do they smoke there? laughing
          1. vlad66
            vlad66 8 March 2018 14: 23
            +7
            Quote: Svarog
            What do they smoke there

            Svidomo colleague is contagious however laughing That those that they believe that they all owe and that they can dictate something to others laughing Yes, they smoke so that the ordinary narik never dreamed of. request hi
            1. iliitchitch
              iliitchitch 9 March 2018 16: 21
              0
              Quote: vlad66
              Yes, they smoke so that the ordinary narik never dreamed of.

              Smoke Java, boys, and all the rules. will be without coming.
        2. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 8 March 2018 15: 01
          +5
          Quote: vlad66
          Quote: Svarog
          I am sure that a statement will soon be released that it is necessary to train more in boosting the Atlantic Ocean

          Immediately visible people bitten by Ukrainians. laughing

          I remember some court in Ukraine already issued its prosecutor's office a sanction to conduct a search in the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation. It would be interesting to know about the results of the search ...
          1. vlad66
            vlad66 8 March 2018 16: 49
            +6
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            . It would be interesting to know about the results of the search ...

            Alexey is nothing easier
            The Kiev Pechersk court allowed the Presidential Administration of Russia to be searched in Moscow. An investigator for particularly important cases of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine requested access to things and documents, with subsequent seizure, which are in the possession of the Russian Presidential Administration at the address: Ilyinka, building 23.
            The search continued for the third hour.
            The head of the presidential administration was sitting on a chair, wistfully watching the two lads silently clutch each other in the throat from behind a massive malachite ashtray with a double-headed eagle. - Panov! - he looked sternly and reproachfully at once on both, since the device of the eyes allowed, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko. “You are not in the ATO zone, now you are representatives of a great state in the enemy’s den! They stopped tearing the ashtray, reluctantly putting it in a common bag of material evidence, where, among multi-colored staples, beautiful staplers and hole punchers, there were already three laptops, three foreign mobile phones , three cigarette cases, two crystal vases and a suede jacket of the deputy head of the administration. Four large plasmas were piled next to the bag, carefully wrapped in a velvet curtain with tassels and transposed with Shishkin's reproductions so that the screens would not be scratched. Lutsenko pulled up his jacket sleeve to the elbow, looked anxiously at six during investigations of chronometers, he continued to study the found order of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on rewarding a separate Buryat air defense division with red revolutionary bloomers posthumously. Having examined the document, he transferred it to a folder with the inscription "For The Hague" and removed a new document from the safe. Having barely read: “I order that Donald Dzhonovich Trump be appointed plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the North American Federal District. AT. AT. “Putin,” the prosecutor barked: “They got here right away! A Service Bezpeki officer standing at the office door opened the door and reported that the witnesses had arrived, after which he pulled out his youthful jacket, just taken from the frightened secretary in the waiting room, and clicked on his heels. Gozman, Bilzho and Amnuel entered in an empty cabinet. “Citizens, witnesses, I have just discovered a document that amazes with its cynicism! - Lutsenko showed them Putin’s order. “Do you certify the signature of the signatory?” “I knew that! Gozman exclaimed. - I said, but they did not believe me! They laughed in my face, and even kicked me in the food service. I hope he’s already arrested and is giving evidence? ”“ Investigative measures are still under way, ”Lutsenko answered dryly, looking at him with his right eye and transferring his left to Bilzho. “Do you recognize the handwriting?” Seeing Putin’s signature, the luminary of psychiatry was numb. Or because he sacredly kept a liberal secret, or because he fell into a catatonic stupor with mutism on the basis of sluggish schizophrenia. Attempts to stir him up did not lead to anything. Amnuel, on the contrary, fell into concern, subtly and anxiously shouting about the feats of arms of SS soldiers on the territory of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War. “The witnesses are free,” said Lutsenko tiredly. Having written out an arrest warrant for Putin and grabbing a beautiful fountain pen, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine went to Ilyinka. Following him, tinkling tightly packed bags, came out members of a special investigation team. Service Bezpeki employees closed the procession, carefully carrying the rolled-up carpet, the Rosenlev refrigerator and the still numb Bilzho. On the street, a sad FSB general waited patiently for everyone. Already finished? - he asked respectfully Lutsenko. “Where do you please now?” “Go to The Hague and live!” - ordered the prosecutor. - Yes! - the general trumped and waved his hand. A beautiful car drove up to the entrance right away.

            Alexei, this is of course a joke. But this court from Ukraine was sent to all three letters of the Russian alphabet. laughing hi
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 8 March 2018 18: 41
              +4
              Quote: vlad66
              Alexei, this is of course a joke. But this court from Ukraine was sent to all three letters of the Russian alphabet.

              Vlad! Judging by the persons involved, this is exactly what happened. good drinks
          2. iliitchitch
            iliitchitch 9 March 2018 16: 24
            +1
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            Immediately visible people bitten by Ukrainians.

            The expression in the reference books on the Russian language will enter, you will see.
      2. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 8 March 2018 14: 29
        0
        Quote: Svarog
        that it is necessary to train more in forcing the Atlantic Ocean.

        You are mistaken, all statements by E.Corp. NATO is limited, the so-called "Pytalovsky area" and a couple of frontier rivers
      3. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 8 March 2018 14: 38
        0
        Quote: Svarog
        He meant that the speed with which the Estonian army moves to Spain is clearly not enough to survive .. And this requires training, running .. running ...

        The speed with which NATO brigades move along East European roads was calculated during their exercise-17 in all three operational areas. This speed is known ...... and it increases as the operational-ready NATO means of operational delivery are adopted strength (as a minimum necessary
        ) So continue to "Dodge", gentlemen, the enemies of my homeland
    4. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 8 March 2018 13: 50
      +1
      Quote: Salute
      2,5 Estonian tanks are unlikely to help

      You are far behind modern life --- in Estonia, a fully operational MP brigade (+2 br.s with propellers and on an armored personnel carrier -70 with propellers on the flanks)))). But the main thing is this completely combat-ready “syringe” with a direction to Pskov (to on the ground, by the way, 1 is a combat-ready fighting group for reflection, but this is not enough!) and then guess for yourself where the NATO stings want to bite. Hitler’s overture pops up with his throwing between Group A “Center” and “North”, but overall, overture does not add up to a reverent march, because speed and richness determine EVERYTHING in modern warfare (from the experience of past companies and annalit.modeling)
      1. cedar
        cedar 8 March 2018 15: 11
        +1
        Forgot the airbase with A-10 and F-22 ...
    5. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 8 March 2018 14: 43
      +1
      Quote: Salute
      it’s he who is worried about himself so that the Germans, French and other NATO members if that as soon as possible come to defend Estonia 2,5 Estonian tanks will hardly help


      It is he who thinks out the road to hell. Do not bother him. Faster reach - faster it will all end.
  2. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 8 March 2018 13: 37
    0
    You will not be touched unambiguously .. Everything will be later!
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 8 March 2018 14: 18
      0
      Mikhn, finally develop your eyes, the shock body is configured with the direction of Pskov-Leningrad. Leningrad ... yes, special
      I say so, then, considering the first column of nSmolensk and Piter (read my first post) And the second claw cuts in the direction of Smmolensk-Rostov, as an auxiliary claw of the North direction. Well, how do you assess the breakdown force of this national group? , let’s evaluate, according to the CF combat readiness (and not rollers in the South Coast) You know what happens when I bring everything to a common denominator .... people will be more anxious to live
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 8 March 2018 14: 42
      0
      Quote: MIKHAN
      You will not be touched unambiguously .. Everything will be later!


      And that's for sure. Nobody will touch. Just destroyed. In one stroke.
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 8 March 2018 13: 38
    +2
    No guys, this is NATO reinforcing its presence on our frontier, and the “talking head” is only sounding it. In short, the maximum increase in NATO (Wehrmacht) forces on our Western border, and then the leader ... will turn in a month later, they say, brothers and sisters, everything is under control.
    1. Cutter
      Cutter 8 March 2018 13: 47
      +3
      Estonian Minister considers it necessary to increase the mobility of NATO forces

      Wow, what a serious "specialist"! belay Something tells me that there really are serious experts and analysts in NATO ... but not the minister who heads the battalion of “reservists”. Keeps the conversation going by making a smart appearance? request
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 8 March 2018 14: 02
        +1
        Hello Alexander! He needs to explain that in order to increase mobility, first of all, Estonians need to remove the parking brake wink
        1. Cutter
          Cutter 8 March 2018 15: 00
          +3
          Quote: pvv113
          Hello Alexander! He needs to explain that in order to increase mobility, first of all, Estonians need to remove the parking brake wink

          Hello Volodya! hi As for the brake, I agree, but the ever-increasing NATO group in the Baltic states is alarming ...
          What NATO has in mind, we guess, because we (read Belarusians!) Need to be on the alert! soldier
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 8 March 2018 15: 41
            0
            Although the NATO group is exorbitantly inflated, but I think they have the rest of their minds will not allow to start a war
  4. Dezinto
    Dezinto 8 March 2018 13: 40
    +2
    Well, who, if not Estonians, should talk about mobility and quick response ....
  5. polpot
    polpot 8 March 2018 13: 41
    0
    They forgot to warn this Chuhonsky pig that his opinion in NATO is not interesting to anyone except him
  6. demo
    demo 8 March 2018 13: 41
    +2
    The mobility of NATO troops is to be on time at the right time in the right place - with me. Look for loading in landing ships for further home evacuation.
    And God forbid they begin to gather for an attack and get lost. Look for them later.

    And generally speaking.
    I remembered.
    Riot police fishing. The commander says: Do not leave the buses, do not unwind fishing rods. Drink on the spot. And then later you again three days to collect around.
    So it is here.
  7. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 8 March 2018 13: 43
    +3
    Luik will also "meet with US Presidential National Security Adviser Herbert MacMaster, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry, and Senate Deputy Armed Services Committee Jack Reed."
    Those. after the protocol will go to receive real instructions.
    meeting of US President Donald Trump with the presidents of the Baltic states in April of this year, "-
    Danny is a real businessman - accepts presidents in bulk on a regional basis laughing well and right .. time is expensive ... and the three-baltam visit for three will get cheaper .. winked
  8. farik68
    farik68 8 March 2018 13: 46
    0
    Only spread your buttocks wider ..
  9. Simon
    Simon 8 March 2018 13: 48
    +1
    It seems to me that the Estonians set the wrong horse, the European horse seems already lame, the northern stream speaks about this, he looks towards Russia.
  10. arhPavel
    arhPavel 8 March 2018 13: 49
    0
    Estonian Minister considers ...?! What a twist.
  11. Simon
    Simon 8 March 2018 13: 53
    +1
    Quote: demo
    And God forbid they begin to gather for an attack and get lost. Look for them later

    And God forbid they begin to gather for an attack and get lost. Look for them later --- And where should they wander, would quickly take their feet away from the Baltic if the Russians break loose after they start to poison us
  12. Govorun
    Govorun 8 March 2018 13: 55
    0
    The Estonian Minister considers it necessary to increase the mobility of NATO forces.
    And what else does the Estonian Minister think .... although knowing the Estonian "mobility" one can "sleep" peacefully.
  13. afrikanez
    afrikanez 8 March 2018 13: 59
    0
    It seems that the members of the alliance themselves know (if that) where they should be, without the promptings of the Estonian minister. As they say: own shirt closer to the body.
  14. poxmelie
    poxmelie 8 March 2018 14: 12
    0
    and he does not consider it necessary to expand his anal hole ???
  15. K-50
    K-50 8 March 2018 14: 17
    0
    Estonian Minister considers it necessary to increase the mobility of NATO forces

    It seems to me that if politicians for each of their "sneezes" paid out of their own pockets for such Wishlist, those wishing to mindlessly PR would disappear to zero. And it’s not out of their pocket, but taxpayers will still pay for “needs” from their salaries, this is not a pity.
  16. family tree
    family tree 8 March 2018 14: 29
    +1
    Translation:
    -Well, you give us at least lisapeds!
    (faster than pedestrap)
  17. TOR2
    TOR2 8 March 2018 14: 36
    0
    During the meeting, the Estonian minister suggested discussing at the summit the possibility of increasing the mobility of NATO units

    Yes, we also need to discuss the possibility of increasing the grave of NATO units.
  18. Valter1364
    Valter1364 8 March 2018 14: 38
    +1
    So that Estonian paratroopers do not hang in the air for three days? wink
  19. APASUS
    APASUS 8 March 2018 14: 51
    0
    Everything is on the path of organizing a new kind of NATO, the so-called military Schengen. Now, the most ardent associates of this idea are conducting explanatory work among those who disagree and doubt.
  20. Dormidont
    Dormidont 8 March 2018 18: 31
    +1
    NATO mobility does not suit even Estonians. I didn't think everything was so bad
  21. Berkut154
    Berkut154 8 March 2018 19: 49
    +2
    Of course. After all, he will !!! At the right time, help will not help !!! The bear is sleeping nearby ... and stick it out of the silence with a wand. Oh, how funny .. but bl .... it's scary !!!!
  22. Prospero
    Prospero 8 March 2018 21: 34
    +1
    Oh, yes! I’m also very interested in why they sniffed there with amers !?
  23. earloop
    earloop 8 March 2018 22: 41
    0
    “It’s important to think carefully about how to move and strengthen NATO forces so that they are exactly where they are needed, and just when they are needed.” - Walker, an hour earlier, called: “think how to think,” and Estonian Luik insists on the fact that “it’s important to think carefully”, one must assume: “think carefully” than think! Estonian Luik, something reminiscent of a Ukrainian Slava Kovtun ?. It is easy to notice that the similarity of both is that "smart hair leaves a bad head," but if Slava has completed this process, then Luik’s process is in its final stage.
  24. Slovak
    Slovak 8 March 2018 22: 48
    0
    A minister with a wealth of combat experience who emerged victorious from 500 wars will not give bad advice! Yes, and my wife recommended ...
  25. Mikhail Zubkov
    Mikhail Zubkov 8 March 2018 23: 00
    0
    While Estonia is skillfully and vilely depopulizing the West, we can only help accelerate and expand this ingenious process. Question - how and by what? To do this, we need to study the economic demography of the Estonian occupiers of the primordially Russian lands, as well as the political ecology of these unfinished BLOOD Nazis. First, (already done) it is necessary to REALLY AND FOREVER refuse to resolve the issues of delimitation and generally withdraw recognition of the independence of this quasi-state by Leninist and Yeltsin Russia. Secondly, to curtail economic cooperation with this dangerous territory, once bought by Peter the Great from Sweden. Thirdly, to create in Estonian society the mood of animal fear of the inevitable sooner or later the deepest and longest denazification.
  26. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 9 March 2018 10: 55
    0
    To each bike
  27. Bouncer
    Bouncer 9 March 2018 14: 26
    +15
    And he would go there on horseback - to lead these forces
  28. NF68
    NF68 9 March 2018 18: 34
    0
    So let Estonia "strengthen" NATO than it can.
  29. Hiller
    Hiller 9 March 2018 22: 19
    0
    Proposed to discuss? .. Apparently the Estonians have the opportunity to increase the mobility of the nat .... or personally entot, I apologize, personally in person?
  30. Labor
    Labor 10 March 2018 15: 53
    0
    Well, you don’t understand what. Just a guy begs bicycles from mattresses, for 2% of Estonian GDP there’s nothing more.