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Estonian and Polish war ministers discuss the impact of COVID-19 on defense

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Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak during a video conference on Tuesday discussed the impact on the national defense sector of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the conversation touched on the upcoming meeting of NATO defense ministers, scheduled for next month.


This is stated in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Estonia.

Both ministers agreed that, despite the spread of coronavirus, a threat to the security of the countries of the Baltic region remains. Therefore, we should not weaken the cooperation of NATO countries and continue to increase the combat readiness of the armed forces. Yuri Luik considers it necessary not to reduce defense spending, despite the economic downturn:

The spread of the virus has not changed either our geopolitical position or security threats, therefore no concessions can be made on defense spending, which began to grow in Europe only in recent years, and maintaining them in absolute value is important.

The ministers also discussed issues of military cooperation between Estonia and Poland. Yuri Luik emphasized the significant contribution of Poland to the security of the region.

A day earlier, the Estonian Minister of Defense took part in a video conference with the heads of the defense departments of Latvia and Lithuania.
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  1. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 20 May 2020 10: 28 New
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    Both ministers agreed that, despite the spread of coronavirus, a threat to the security of the countries of the Baltic region remains.

    I wonder who threatens them?
    1. 4ekist
      4ekist 20 May 2020 10: 30 New
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      Schizophrenia.
      1. novel66
        novel66 20 May 2020 10: 52 New
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        she does not threaten them, they live together for a long time
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 20 May 2020 12: 02 New
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          hi Roman, I just can’t understand who might be interested in the opinion of Estonian / Baltic + Polish politicians?
          Especially
          Quote: novel xnumx
          they live together for a long time
          , and with schizophrenia too
          1. novel66
            novel66 20 May 2020 12: 07 New
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            my friend, stupidly neighing! lol
            1. mikh-korsakov
              mikh-korsakov 20 May 2020 13: 58 New
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              Interesting girls are dancing. And have you ever thought, gentlemen, how many times Russia can cover Europe (on the territory of course), but if they pester, then not only that.
              1. novel66
                novel66 20 May 2020 14: 00 New
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                already and uninteresting .. why there something to cover .. yes and ... homo .. all ..
                1. Lelek
                  Lelek 20 May 2020 18: 23 New
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                  Quote: novel xnumx
                  already uninteresting .. why there something to cover.

                  hi
                  The Baltic states and the Eastern Young Europeans were needed by old Europe and especially by NATO and the USA as a springboard for the threat to Russia. But over time, pragmatism takes its toll and the countries of the Old World increasingly doubt whether it is worth “feeding” these leeches or using the money allocated to maintain the pants of the “Easterners” for their urgent problems and needs.
                  1. novel66
                    novel66 20 May 2020 18: 28 New
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                    hi Leo! hi well, wherever they want
    2. AVTOHTON
      AVTOHTON 20 May 2020 10: 39 New
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      Quote: Sky Strike fighter
      I wonder who threatens them?

      I’m also in thought lol .. Previously, I remember Germany was, but they again expose the bayonets to the east))) A habit already?
      1. Sky strike fighter
        Sky strike fighter 20 May 2020 10: 44 New
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        Maybe a squirrel threatens them? lol
    3. Civil
      Civil 20 May 2020 11: 50 New
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      They clearly provoke NATO puppets, settled in a warm place in the EU and think our pension fund and the trash operator will not get them. One order and all these armor, litas and ests will sit in line at the clinic, take the exam and whine about small pensions.
      1. Sky strike fighter
        Sky strike fighter 20 May 2020 12: 02 New
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        Why are we all these, God forgive me, armors, litas and ests are needed? What is the use of them?
        1. Civil
          Civil 20 May 2020 12: 04 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Why are we all these, God forgive me, armors, litas and ests are needed? What is the use of them?

          That is not the point; they too have played too much with satisfied bourgeoisie. In addition, Russia is full of small nations.
  2. Masha
    Masha 20 May 2020 10: 28 New
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    What are you going to shoot from COVID? recourse
    1. novel66
      novel66 20 May 2020 10: 53 New
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      Masha love they will drink from him, sweet Polish vodka
      1. Masha
        Masha 20 May 2020 10: 59 New
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        Hello, Roman! love
        they will drink from him, sweet Polish vodka

        ahhh ... I remember ... I was in Poland ... Slivyanka called ... yes
        1. novel66
          novel66 20 May 2020 11: 02 New
          +3
          Well, not only, they like sweet vodka to be unusual at first
          1. Masha
            Masha 20 May 2020 11: 07 New
            +3
            Come on ... the degree is present! wink
    2. sabakina
      sabakina 20 May 2020 11: 11 New
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      Masha hi I would say what, but moderation will not miss. I can only say that the keyword is "seed." Well, the process of obtaining thereof. wink
      1. Masha
        Masha 20 May 2020 12: 01 New
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        God forgive me! Masturbation or something ??? belay
        Vyacheslav, howdy there! love
  3. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR 20 May 2020 10: 30 New
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    Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia as Dartanyan and the three musketeers are NATO’s last hope.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 May 2020 11: 24 New
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      Quote: FIR FIR
      Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia as Dartanyan and the three musketeers are NATO’s last hope.

      Something like this. Yesterday, the same meeting was between the three Baltic states, today with the Panas. So from the "regional committee" they press, they want money not to go to the "caron", but to arms. Luik is a very controversial figure, for almost 30 years he has been “a reaper and a reaper and a dude,” and unsinkable, held various ministerial posts. Dad is a doctor, and honored, Alexander Grigoriev, and mother Luik. These are the things that happen in our kingdom of crooked mirrors.
  4. askort154
    askort154 20 May 2020 10: 38 New
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    Poland is eager to become the beloved wife of the United States in Europe and begins to host while over the Baltic concubines, with a distant sight to all of Europe. And the USA is already preparing Poland for the wedding.
  5. knn54
    knn54 20 May 2020 10: 39 New
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    They continue to distract the population from REAL problems.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 May 2020 11: 27 New
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      Quote: knn54
      They continue to distract the population from REAL problems.

      And the population, like the drum of theirs "zukhenvei".
  6. AVTOHTON
    AVTOHTON 20 May 2020 10: 44 New
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    therefore, no concessions can be made on defense spending, which began to grow in Europe only in recent years, and maintaining them in absolute value is important.

    F-35 will be forced to buy .. The project needs to be paid back to someone.?.)))
  7. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 20 May 2020 10: 58 New
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    Coward with Dunce frayed. We decided that without the Experienced anywhere, tk. Despite the virus, one fig is scary.
  8. askort154
    askort154 20 May 2020 11: 37 New
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    The "Young Europeans" (former Warsaw Pact countries) have now begun to "financial dysentery." When they were attracted to the EU (NATO), everyone was promised financial assistance in the form of subsidies. Poland turned out to be the most cunning, setting out its personal requirements - a one-time allowance for the development of the Polish economy corresponding to the EU countries, in the amount of 80 billion euros.
    As a result, over 15 years (from 2004 to 2019), Poland received 113 billion euros in subsidies, raising its runway by 3%.
    Everyone else received a subsidy many times less. The draft EU budget for 2021-2027 was considered yesterday in Brussels.
    where it is planned to cut financial assistance to the countries of Eastern Europe by 37 billion euros, in favor of the southern EU countries. Therefore, so zealously, in distillation, all the "Young Europeans" began to cede their territories to US military bases,
    blackmailing brussels. And most importantly - being "below the plinth", they began to take revenge on Russia, because it did not fall apart like the USSR, that they were promised new masters, but continued to rise from the ruins of the USSR. Therefore, now the United States is starting to bet on them, not trusting Germany-France, which began to show more and more
    his dissatisfaction with "US democracy", freed from the US controller in the EU - England.
  9. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 20 May 2020 15: 38 New
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    Given the size of these two great armies, this threat is centuries old. And it will last forever.
  10. NF68
    NF68 20 May 2020 16: 19 New
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    Estonian troops began to slow down even more.