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Estonian military was involved in training Mali army personnel to counter terrorists

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In the Baltic republics, the topic is often raised that the secession from the Soviet Union allowed these countries "to focus on protecting their own borders, on the formation of their own security systems." Moscow was reproached for the fact that soldiers and officers from the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian SSR "strove to be involved in a conflict outside the USSR, including the war on the territory of Afghanistan." When the USSR died, the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania began to use roughly the following rhetoric: "Our servicemen will never again participate in foreign military operations - outside our countries."


When the Baltic States joined NATO, the leaders of the republics began to avoid the topic of the possible sending of military personnel abroad to participate in military operations. Now, to explain the use of soldiers and officers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in military operations from Afghanistan to African countries, they came up with an explanation: "It helps to improve training and more integrate into the North Atlantic Alliance."

NATO functionaries willingly take advantage of the complete lack of independence of the Baltic elites, and therefore military personnel from the Baltic countries are sent to various parts of the planet, where it comes down to losses.

To date, a Franco-Estonian group of military personnel has been formed in the African state of Mali, which is involved in Operation Barkhan.

French officer:

We are jointly preparing for a counterterrorism mission. We show our Estonian colleagues how to implement tactical organization on the ground, how to implement a simple system of communication between individual soldiers, so that everyone can share information without overloading a single radio network.

Estonian soldiers are stationed at a military base near the city of Gao in northern Mali.

The Joint Task Force, dubbed Takuba, was formed on 27 March. This is a new rotation of Estonian military personnel. Their main task is to train representatives of the Mali army in countering terrorist groups. Until August, the group could not begin full-scale work due to the pandemic. At the same time, it is still not entirely clear what anti-terrorist methods can be taught to the Mali army by soldiers from Estonia.
Photos used:
Estonian Ministry of Defense
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  1. Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk 28 August 2020 12: 38 New
    +2
    At the same time, it is still not entirely clear what anti-terrorist methods can be taught to the Mali army by soldiers from Estonia.

    Well, of course, the most important method is poooooyayayannyyy tooormoooz. winked
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 28 August 2020 13: 53 New
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      Quote: LIONnvrsk
      At the same time, it is still not entirely clear what anti-terrorist methods can be taught to the Mali army by soldiers from Estonia.

      Well, of course, the most important method is poooooyayayannyyy tooormoooz. winked

      I hope they brought the brake fluid with them.
      1. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 28 August 2020 14: 58 New
        +3
        Estonian military was involved in training Mali army personnel to counter terrorists

        Yes, it’s a heartbreaking spectacle. Have these Estonians ever seen a terrorist? Not in a movie, but in person.
        1. Serg koma
          Serg koma 28 August 2020 15: 28 New
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          Quote: OrangeBigg
          Have these Estonians ever seen a terrorist?

          They only smelled it, though very from afar, but they did the "stand" as it should be, after all, it smelled of bucks wassat Estas are large global counter-terrorism terectics laughing
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 August 2020 12: 43 New
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    NATO functionaries willingly take advantage of the complete lack of independence of the Baltic elites
    For this, they were admitted to NATO, and, of course, to deploy troops near the borders with Russia. And so, by and large, for another (military action) they are not needed, and they are not capable.
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 28 August 2020 12: 48 New
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      the deployment of troops is not the main thing, the main thing is to sell them weapons
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 28 August 2020 12: 51 New
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        The main goal was to stand at the borders of Russia, and the purchase of American weapons was pledged by default.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 28 August 2020 13: 09 New
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          Quote: rotmistr60
          and the purchase of American weapons is pledged by default.

          At the expense of the country that buys it.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 28 August 2020 13: 11 New
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        Quote: Nastia Makarova
        the main thing is to sell them weapons

        Which does not always work out.
      3. Piramidon
        Piramidon 28 August 2020 15: 03 New
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        Quote: Nastia Makarova
        the deployment of troops is not the main thing, the main thing is to sell them weapons

        Well, of course, Estonia, like the Arab sheikhs, has a lot of money. They buy weapons from everyone by carts. laughing Apparently, you have beguiled something, This is naked Estonia.
        1. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 28 August 2020 15: 06 New
          -1
          buy weapons with American money allocated to the Baltic states
  3. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 28 August 2020 12: 45 New
    -1
    notice those camouflage uniforms amerskaya, so under this you can write off any crimes like it's not the valiant amerskie marines atrocities staged it zoldaty ukraine, estonia, latvia, lithuania and even poland
    1. novel66
      novel66 28 August 2020 12: 52 New
      +1
      humming at the same time
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      2. Serg koma
        Serg koma 28 August 2020 15: 54 New
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        Quote: Rusticolus
        So where can the beggars have their own form from?



        The main thing is not the form - the main content.
  4. novel66
    novel66 28 August 2020 12: 50 New
    +3
    Oh yeah! great counter-terrorism specialists lol
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 28 August 2020 13: 04 New
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    We are jointly preparing for a counterterrorism mission.

    I wonder how they understand what "terrorism in Mali" is?
  6. Homos
    Homos 28 August 2020 13: 17 New
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    In Mali, it is bad with mannequins, since they decided to use "nimble" Estonian warriors.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 28 August 2020 13: 47 New
    +1
    Estonia is the most advanced of the three Baltic republics
    economically. They have hi-tech with several well-known military firms.
    A NATO cyber center operates in Estonia. Their universities are featured in the rankings.
    And they take the army more seriously than others.
    Therefore, I would not laugh at their army, which does not beat its thumbs,
    does not paint fences and does not trample the parade ground, but is trained in military operations
    Abroad.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 28 August 2020 17: 00 New
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      Well, yes, Estonians are the pros of counter-terrorist struggle, the whole history only with them are at war. Not like the Russian vans, they beat their thumbs and trample the parade grounds in Syria and paint the fences at the base. In Chechnya, they just got drunk. How is the training of the Papuans combat operations? Did Estonians shoot many terrorists there?
  8. 26rus
    26rus 28 August 2020 14: 06 New
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    Quote: LIONnvrsk
    At the same time, it is still not entirely clear what anti-terrorist methods can be taught to the Mali army by soldiers from Estonia.

    Well, of course, the most important method is poooooyayayannyyy tooormoooz. winked

    ... and in the sky over the exercise area for the third day, Estonian parachutists were hanging ...
  9. K-50
    K-50 28 August 2020 14: 35 New
    +1
    Estonian military was involved in training Mali army personnel to counter terrorists

    Since Estonians have not shown themselves in any way in countering terrorists, what can they teach? belay
    Or is it just the expectation that the Malians cannot be taught anything and they cannot resist the terrorists? what
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 28 August 2020 15: 15 New
      +1
      Quote: K-50
      Since Estonians have not shown themselves in any way in countering terrorists, what can they teach?

      Apparently, "Estonian scientists" have modern, advanced, unparalleled ... THEORETICAL developments in the field of combating terrorism. laughing
  10. razved
    razved 28 August 2020 17: 16 New
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    Esty are well-known fighters against terrorism and almost the main experts in this field laughing
  11. basal
    basal 28 August 2020 18: 58 New
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    If only they did not confuse Mali with Somalia.
  12. iouris
    iouris 29 August 2020 12: 03 New
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    The Malians are apparently overly harsh. If so, then the choice is the only correct one. Or maybe Estonia owes a lot to France.