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"Have there been fewer threats from Russia?" Questions arose in the Baltics in connection with the suspension of the activities of the "Baltic Battalion"

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The Baltic republics have decided to suspend the activities of one of their joint projects in the military sphere. We are talking about a joint battalion of the armed forces of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - BaltBat.


The defense ministries of the three countries decided that the battalion would suspend its activities and "temporarily" stop funding from January 1, 2021. The military departments said that in the coming years they plan to focus more on cooperation in areas such as intelligence, providing "non-lethal" operations and joint training in fire support for troops.

The project of the joint "Baltic battalion" began to be implemented in 1994. Then a tripartite agreement was signed in Riga, in which the tasks of the battalion being formed were defined as peacekeeping. By 1997, BaltBat was finally formed. He began to be used during peacekeeping missions in which the troops of Sweden and Denmark were in charge.

In the early 2000s, brothers of the Baltic Battalion began to appear, including the Lithuanian-Danish LitBat and the Estonian-Finnish EstBat. From 2002 to 2014 BaltBat actually existed formally. The battalion did not participate in any independent missions and operations. In 2014, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius decided to restore the battalion's activities, announcing the "growth of the Russian threat in connection with the events in Crimea and Donbass."

Now it has been decided to "suspend" the financing of the battalion.


In the Baltic States, this raised questions. One of them sounded like this: "Have there been fewer threats from Russia?"

The military departments of the three countries do not answer this question, but they say that from 2021 the cooperation of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the military sphere "will continue in a different format." Among other things, they called interaction within the framework of "joint courses, trainings, seminars, staff talks and military competitions."
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 7 December 2020 10: 19
    +3
    In the early 2000s, brothers of the Baltic Battalion began to appear, including the Lithuanian-Danish LitBat and the Estonian-Finnish EstBat. From 2002 to 2014 BaltBat actually existed formally. The battalion did not participate in any independent missions and operations.


    Babaebabalt some))
    Here are the clowns wassat
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 7 December 2020 10: 29
      +11
      Damn, well, there is not enough money to finance the "Baltic battalion" - reduce it to a company, platoon, squad. Well, or at least leave the "Baltic patrol" (one electric scooter with bluetooth in your ear from the country). Well, otherwise, what else are we going to laugh at VO? smile
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 7 December 2020 10: 35
        +4
        Quote: Thrall
        with bluetooth in the ear from the country)

        This is a must, because
        seminars, staff talks

        Around on patrol, what will be missed from the headquarters conversation
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 7 December 2020 11: 49
          +1
          To make cakes in the form of the national flag of your state, then cut it with a knife and devour it, turning it into human waste that is flushed down the toilet when the body is emptied, - I consider it an insulting outrage against the state flag of any country.
          It is strange that Estonians do not understand this! Apparently, liberal pro-Western tolerance melted their brains.
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 7 December 2020 11: 14
      +3
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      In the early 2000s, brothers of the Baltic Battalion began to appear, including the Lithuanian-Danish LitBat and the Estonian-Finnish EstBat. From 2002 to 2014 BaltBat actually existed formally. The battalion did not participate in any independent missions and operations.


      Babaebabalt some))
      Here are the clowns wassat

      Yes, I laughed heartily, especially from
      joint courses, seminars and staff talks
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 7 December 2020 10: 22
    +3
    And you, friends, do not sit down ...
    Three morons is power!
    1. Labrador
      Labrador 7 December 2020 10: 30
      +3
      Two moron - is power.
      Three morons are POWER !!
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 7 December 2020 10: 35
        +1
        Quote: Labrador
        Three morons are POWER !!

        Yes, what kind.
        Ncm I never dreamed of
    2. Shiva83483
      Shiva83483 7 December 2020 21: 19
      0
      Nah ... two is strength, third is acceleration ...
  3. Poetry
    Poetry 7 December 2020 10: 28
    +4
    Kapets! How are they now? The Aggressor will come, as big as Godzilla ...
  4. BAI
    BAI 7 December 2020 10: 28
    +5
    We are talking about a joint battalion of the armed forces of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - BaltBat.

    As many as THREE "states" were mastered by only one battalion. And then they overstrained.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 7 December 2020 10: 37
      +3
      Quote: BAI
      And then they overstrained.

      Tribute to nature eats up all the money
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 7 December 2020 11: 19
        +3
        Quote: Lipchanin
        Quote: BAI
        And then they overstrained.

        Tribute to nature eats up all the money

        And then, they take this money from the ports, from our cargo flows. Shrovetide will soon go to the cat.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 7 December 2020 11: 51
          +1
          Quote: Terenin
          Shrovetide will soon go to the cat.

          yes And very soon
  5. Yrec
    Yrec 7 December 2020 10: 30
    +3
    Tribaltov's warriors are giving less and less money for sawing, so they have to close the parasitic structures. After all, money is needed to buy any Western military junk at an exorbitant price.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 7 December 2020 10: 43
      +4
      Try to feed (fill) such a crowd smile
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 7 December 2020 11: 52
        0
        Quote: Thrall
        Try to feed (fill) such a crowd

        You need to feed them with porridge from an ax lol
        But seriously, who is this "mob" going to fight with?
        1. Alexander Vorontsov
          Alexander Vorontsov 7 December 2020 22: 05
          -1
          Well, we do not know, maybe they take skill, dexterity.
          Can...
          Or maybe they just .. take)
      2. Note
        Note 7 December 2020 13: 08
        0
        In 4 years it will be the entire armed forces of one of these countries. And after 6-8 and all three good
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 7 December 2020 10: 51
      +1
      Quote: Yrec
      After all, money is needed to buy any Western military junk at an exorbitant price.

      And to put in your pocket? Not? Is it only in Ukraine that they do this?
      1. oldzek
        oldzek 7 December 2020 19: 55
        +1
        an interesting question: were they? threats ah? as you know, the most fanatical atheists are the former priests. the biggest Russophobes are those who fed at her expense in three hari IMHO.
  6. askort154
    askort154 7 December 2020 10: 32
    +2
    Now it has been decided to "suspend" the financing of the battalion.

    NATO has finally understood that the "Baltic battalions" are down the drain.
    1. Alexander Kopychev
      Alexander Kopychev 7 December 2020 11: 22
      -1
      NATO has finally understood that the "Baltic battalions" are down the drain.

      Yes, all this is NATO in Europe - money down the drain. They demonstrate presence and nothing more, well, let them be present. I'm not like a battalion, the whole POLK won't scare me laughing
  7. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 7 December 2020 10: 35
    +2
    "Joint courses, trainings, seminars, staff talks and military competitions."
    Tug of war, dominoes, checkers, throw-in and other gatherings! drinks
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 7 December 2020 11: 55
      +1
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      other gatherings

      Gnaw the seeds ... lol
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 7 December 2020 12: 01
        +1
        On the blockage ... You can play zoska ...
  8. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 7 December 2020 10: 38
    +4
    Yes, a photo for an encore. You have to figure out how to cut the cake in the form of a national flag ... (what did Lavrov say there?)
    And in general, it feels like this troika has an idea of ​​the army solely being a gasket between the chair and the monitor.
    1. Sayan
      Sayan 7 December 2020 11: 15
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir61
      Yes, a photo for an encore. You have to figure out how to cut the cake in the form of a national flag ... (what did Lavrov say there?)
      And in general, it feels like this troika has an idea of ​​the army solely being a gasket between the chair and the monitor.

      No, they are a different pad - between cowards and genitals
    2. Alexander Kopychev
      Alexander Kopychev 7 December 2020 11: 35
      +2
      Yes, a photo for an encore.

      These clowns won't even need Iskander. Msta is enough, my revenge is terrible laughing
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 7 December 2020 11: 57
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Kopychev
        Enough Msta

        It is enough to shake your finger
        1. Alexander Kopychev
          Alexander Kopychev 7 December 2020 12: 06
          +1
          Because there is a ring on the finger - Iskander !!!
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 December 2020 10: 43
    +2
    And sho happened with the valiant tribals. Probably a lot of tension with tugriks. That's bad luck. And sho NATA, does not give, well, think about it. These mongrels bark-bark at Russia, and they have a hell of a bump. Obey, abidna, yes. laughing
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 7 December 2020 11: 33
      +3
      Quote: Ros 56
      And sho happened with the valiant tribals. Probably a lot of tension with tugriks. That's bad luck. And sho NATA, does not give, well, think about it. These mongrels bark-bark at Russia, and they have a hell of a bump. Obey, abidna, yes. laughing

      They don't have creative thinking. It is necessary for them, illegally to appeal, plaintively, to Shoigu, so that he would send a couple of SUs to fly near the borders of the Baltic states, you see, the "warriors of light" would still be prokayfavali in barracks, with a menacing look.
    2. Alexander Kopychev
      Alexander Kopychev 7 December 2020 11: 44
      +2
      These mongrels bark-bark at Russia

      It still pays well ... And the conductor is competent there.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 7 December 2020 12: 57
        0
        And why is the battalion sent into oblivion?
        1. Alexander Kopychev
          Alexander Kopychev 7 December 2020 13: 01
          +1
          Enough separation laughing This clownery amuses immensely laughing
  10. Prisoner
    Prisoner 7 December 2020 10: 48
    0
    Look how they strip the flag. It seems that it has not yet reached the Estonians. laughing
  11. Lord
    Lord 7 December 2020 10: 49
    +1
    They would say that they cannot recruit people for the battalion
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 7 December 2020 10: 50
    +3
    In the Baltic States, this raised questions. One of them sounded like this: "Have there been fewer threats from Russia?"

    You will die out like mammoths in a generation, who need problems with your conquest. You yourself will ask ..................
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 December 2020 11: 07
    +1
    cooperation between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the military sphere "will continue in a different format"
    In the fight against the "Russian threat" the main thing is to choose the right format. Whoever chooses the correct format first is on horseback, and Russia is on its knees underfoot. We refuse any ... baht, because. let's save money and focus on talks and seminars. Cheap and most importantly sounds beautiful, modern. Oh, these Tribalts are no good, but they stink effectively.
  14. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev 7 December 2020 11: 13
    +1
    Already a whole botalion, God forgive me! Opposed to Mother Russei!
  15. iouris
    iouris 7 December 2020 11: 14
    +1
    Quote: "Are there fewer threats from Russia?" End of quote.
    It's like asking the question: "Tell me, have you already stopped drinking a glass of cognac at breakfast?"
  16. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 7 December 2020 11: 24
    +2
    ***
    The battalions are asking for fire? ...
    ***
    1. Alexander Kopychev
      Alexander Kopychev 7 December 2020 13: 27
      +1
      Made laugh !!! laughingThank you!
  17. aleks neym_2
    aleks neym_2 7 December 2020 17: 42
    +1
    An interesting coincidence: as soon as the cargo traffic from Russia and Belarus decreased, there is not enough money for the army? Ask the mattress makers - maybe they will!
  18. Alexander Vorontsov
    Alexander Vorontsov 7 December 2020 21: 57
    -1
    as intelligence, providing "non-lethal" operations

    Correctly. Because for the lethal they will break))
    And non-lethal operations such as "painting fences" "ennobling the territory of a unit" - so no one is against it.
  19. gsev
    gsev 8 December 2020 03: 28
    0
    The only real threat to the Baltics in the near future is Covid-19-2. Perhaps it is this infection that makes you save on threats towards Russia.
  20. gjkrjdybr50
    gjkrjdybr50 8 December 2020 18: 13
    0
    At Solovyov's, in his "Evening ..." Vasil Vakarov recently rejoiced that they too were participating in the "united armed forces" of the Tribaltic republics. And here is such a sadness!