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Estonia urged to significantly increase defense spending due to "Russian aggression"

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Estonia urged to significantly increase defense spending due to "Russian aggression"

Estonia needs to significantly increase its defense spending to counter the "Russian aggression". This was stated by the Commander of the Defense Forces, Major General Martin Herem.


According to the general, by increasing the defense budget to 6,5% of the republic’s GDP, Estonia will be able to withstand the armed invasion of the Russian army for a long time. However, such an increase in military spending is unlikely, he added.

The eastern neighbor has shown that under favorable conditions it is ready to use military force to achieve its goals, for example, in Georgia and Ukraine, and it is clear that Russia's armament is disproportionately large. Therefore, Estonia should increase its defense spending to 6,5% of GDP, although this is unlikely

- said Herem.

The commander noted that in order to repel a military attack, the republic's self-defense forces need long-range artillery, medium-range anti-aircraft missile systems and six additional brigades to the ground defense forces. In addition, the defensive potential of the Estonian Navy must be strengthened.

Earlier, Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik, speaking to recruits, called Russia an enemy and called on the military to protect the republic from "Russian aggression." According to him, the Estonian army will be able to hold back the offensive of the Russian army on its own until the allies arrive.

Note that most often the "Russian threat" is announced in the Baltics and Poland. Accusing Russia of allegedly wanting to "conquer" Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the governments of these countries, in fact, work off the funds invested in them by the West, since apart from their "loud" statements, the republics have nothing more to offer.
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  1. Anatoly 288
    Anatoly 288 23 January 2021 14: 37
    +13
    And what will happen ... if there is aggression that Estonians dream of?
    1. Finches
      Finches 23 January 2021 14: 39
      +22
      This Heeren is so funny - has he seen enough of a movie about 300 Spartans or is he inadequate since birth? laughing Only the genes of the nation are not like those of the Spartans - you can be policemen and camp guards, but, sorry, no wars! Therefore, ask not for multiple launch rocket systems, but for brains and self-esteem, which Estonians never had, except for the time they were in the mighty and international Soviet Union!
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 23 January 2021 14: 43
        +10
        Estonia urged to significantly increase defense spending due to "Russian aggression"
        that's right ... buy a decommissioned cruiser from the Americans, and preferably two.
        1. DMB_95
          DMB_95 23 January 2021 14: 54
          +4
          Better to build deep bunkers, if not even useful, then at least the builders will earn.
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          2. Tatyana
            Tatyana 23 January 2021 16: 45
            +1
            It would be better if this NATO Estonian fascist spoke to his Estonians openly, as Adolf Hitler said to the Germans, urging the Germans of the Third Reich: "Nach Osten!" ("To the East!")
            And then again the Estonian general-invader in front of Russia with his American allies "walks Vanka" and dresses up in sheep's clothing!
            Already tired of the Pentagon warriors at the Russian borders in the Baltic States!

            With 2014 year on the territory of Estonia on a PERMANENT basis there is a secret military base where American special forces are trained... And this base is only expanding.
            Source: https://rusvesna.su/news/1567702798?utm_compaign=article

            These American special forces in Estonia from a secret military base after NATO exercises are photographed on the Estonian border with Russia against the backdrop of the Russian Ivan-city fortress on the Russian side.

            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 23 January 2021 16: 56
              +4
              Nat, well, Estonia is a NATO member, so she must re-arm herself, puff out her cheeks menacingly, shout about the Russian threat and spit in the direction of the East.
              But all this is in vain: if Russia is not going to attack Estonia (and Russia is not going to attack yet), then they can sleep peacefully. But if Russia gets together, neither 6,5, nor 16,5, nor 36 Estonian percent will help! laughing laughing
              1. Labrador
                Labrador 23 January 2021 18: 38
                +2
                Here is something else: here
                Russia's armament is disproportionately large

                in relation to the huge Estonian ego.
            2. Runway
              Runway 24 January 2021 02: 37
              -1
              Why are you so excited about the statement "for internal use"?
              The guns are silent while the politicians speak.
              From their side the air is thrashing, from our side they are chattering, the shirnarmasses (especially excited “patriots” and piecework bonuses) are boiling and indignant. laughing
              Radical “patriots” are disposed of in power “professional” structures (both state and private). At local war games under the slogan "state interests and other battles against terrorism."
              Sausage moods of the bourgeois prevail, gastric juice is produced as in Pavlov's dogs, and a well-fed hungry person does not understand.
              It is enough for your "western enemies" without firing and treacherous attacks to create conditions when "full stomachs" will become hungry, and the reflex will remain. Here the husk of indignation will crumble ... since not everyone will starve.
          3. hirurg
            hirurg 23 January 2021 20: 15
            +1
            Let's not take away the dreams of these insane.
            I propose to decorate all the Christmas trees on the border with the Tribaltic Emirates with toys in the summer. In our territory, of course.
            What do you think will be the reaction?
        2. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 23 January 2021 14: 58
          0
          Two is already too much, a squadron of cruisers turns out. It became even scary. Although while they are unanchored, our tanks will be on their tank and waist! drinks hi
          1. Deck
            Deck 23 January 2021 18: 49
            -2
            You didn't confuse tanks with lice? At the same time, can you tell me where the cruiser has a waist? Or is it just a beautiful word?
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 23 January 2021 18: 57
              0
              The waist is the deck in the middle of the ship, the ship from the mainmast to the next to the stern. And the Baltic states will load such slow tanks with a floating crane. hi
              1. Deck
                Deck 23 January 2021 20: 23
                -2
                What century did you mean the cruiser, you are our sailor?
                1. tralflot1832
                  tralflot1832 23 January 2021 20: 35
                  0
                  Of course the last century, they will get ripped faster. You can also donate a battleship for reliability.
                  1. Deck
                    Deck 23 January 2021 20: 44
                    -3
                    Do you have a battleship? In the Baltic and with destroyers, nothing at all. The difference with the Estonian fleet at DKBF tends to zero. Let's laugh
                    1. tralflot1832
                      tralflot1832 23 January 2021 20: 51
                      0
                      The Americans have "Missouri" left on conservation, let them drive up. And the last one always laughs.
                      1. Deck
                        Deck 23 January 2021 20: 53
                        -2
                        The Americans, unfortunately, have a lot. Why are you bubbling with pride? Is there any reason?
        3. Simon
          Simon 23 January 2021 17: 27
          0
          If they have enough money for this scrap metal! laughing
        4. avdkrd
          avdkrd 23 January 2021 21: 18
          0
          Quote: Aerodrome
          Estonia urged to significantly increase defense spending due to "Russian aggression"
          that's right ... buy a decommissioned cruiser from the Americans, and preferably two.

          The aircraft carrier is even better, to the Baltic)))
      2. Ascold1901
        Ascold1901 23 January 2021 14: 52
        +7
        Basically I agree. I just wanted to clarify - "300 Spartans" did you mean the squalor of recent years, where men in swimming trunks run? The film of the 60s was shot well, decent historicism. For the Yankees, historicism is generally an achievement! In the film about Pearl Harbor, they even confused the title (I will note my own) of the leader of the raid on Japan.)))
      3. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 23 January 2021 15: 08
        +2
        Where does the self-esteem of the hereditary German servants come from? They only know how to lick boots for the Herrführer.
      4. kulinar
        kulinar 23 January 2021 15: 12
        +3
        Quote: Finches
        Therefore, ask not for multiple launch rocket systems, but for brains and self-esteem, which Estonians never had, except for the time they were in the mighty and international Soviet Union!

        The background proves it once again!
        Pose at the German flag next to the Luftwaffe plane ...
        Independent ..... of their own opinion.
      5. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 23 January 2021 15: 17
        +2
        Quote: Finches
        This Heeren is so funny - has seen enough of a movie about 300 Spartans or is inadequate since birth

        Do they think that they will be attacked, territorially sequentially seizing villages and cities? They will cut off the entire Baltic region at once, and wait a week until it reaches them and they surrender. Then they propose to maintain the order that was, but the internal prices of Russia for energy resources and the immense market for the Baltic milk ... laughing A joke, of course ... but the formidable 6 Estonian brigades ... Is this a little more than 2 divisions? They will definitely go far. From the places of deployment.
      6. frruc
        frruc 23 January 2021 21: 17
        0
        The eastern neighbor has shown that, under favorable conditions, he is ready to use military force to achieve his goals, for example in Georgia and Ukraine ...

        It's good that this Brake turned out to be quick-witted!
    2. evgen1221
      evgen1221 23 January 2021 14: 41
      +3
      Europe will get rid of freeloaders and get a reason to sip for another 100 years ahead.
      1. Simon
        Simon 23 January 2021 17: 19
        0
        Aha! It's good that we got rid of! I think that Europe is already oppressed by them. laughing
    3. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 23 January 2021 15: 06
      +3
      Quote: Anatoly 288
      And what will happen ... if there is aggression that Estonians dream of?

      Take off the shantans and run to the "Canadian border"! laughing
    4. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 23 January 2021 15: 11
      +3
      Quote: Anatoly 288
      And what will happen ... if there is aggression that Estonians dream of?

      Oh that will be!
    5. Jaromir
      Jaromir 23 January 2021 15: 47
      +13
      Quote: Anatoly 288
      And what will happen ... if there is aggression

      Nothing will come from the Estonian army yes
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 23 January 2021 16: 15
        +1
        they have nymphomania syndrome .. but themselves, nafig no one needs, neither from the left, nor from the right ...
  2. evgen1221
    evgen1221 23 January 2021 14: 40
    +1
    Come on, come on all at once all 100% of GDP in the defense industry and more than 25% as overfulfillment, the master will appreciate.
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 January 2021 14: 40
    +4
    Where did the beggars get the money?
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 23 January 2021 14: 54
      +7
      Quote: Ros 56
      Where did the beggars get the money?

      You can see right away - not tolerant you are human wink asking unpleasant questions that have no clear answers. It is generally not customary for Westerners to ask difficult questions: the reasons for the war in Yugoslavia, in Iraq, "Powell's test tube", the events of the country 404, who threaten the Baltic states ... the list is long. What else can they offer? The generous behavior of the Russian Federation is not beneficial
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 23 January 2021 18: 01
        +2
        I just remember very well how they lived in Soviet times, I had a chance to visit almost the entire Baltic region. And in Kaliningrad there was nothing like theirs, well, except that it was better with amber, 40 years ago I was in the amber museum, still before my eyes is a fragment of the Amber Room, naturally recreated, but indescribable beauty.
  4. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 23 January 2021 14: 41
    +2
    Look at this ghoul in the photo, he's a complete dodik))

    He himself has aggression in his head, bald, stupid and goggle-eyed)))
  5. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 23 January 2021 14: 43
    +1
    They think correctly, let them allocate more money and let them make a wall of concrete, thicker and higher.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 20: 22
      0
      Quote: Pessimist22
      They think correctly, let them allocate more money and let them make a wall of concrete, thicker and higher.

      One of our neighbors was already building a wall. Anti-tank. From a chain-link mesh ... Will these, due to poverty, instruct the reed mats?
  6. Alien From
    Alien From 23 January 2021 14: 45
    +3
    Estonia's military budget has increased laughing
  7. Coconut
    Coconut 23 January 2021 14: 49
    +1
    Estonia urged to significantly increase defense spending due to "Russian aggression"
    and what else should they do (the EU gave money to the current pants to support) ... turn on the chants again in the hope of a donation from the State Department .. laughing
  8. venik
    venik 23 January 2021 14: 50
    +3
    "...According to the general, by increasing the defense budget to 6,5% of the republic's GDP, Estonia will be able to resist for a long time armed invasion of the Russian army.... "
    =====
    Oh! Didn't I confuse anything? "Long time" ??? Is that: Hangover after a deep binge?
    Well, this is - firstly ... And secondly: And who, in fact, needs this "est-o-oniya-me-me" together with their sprats in figs? request
    Probably just "megalomania" ???
    1. Ascold1901
      Ascold1901 23 January 2021 15: 05
      +1
      No, not megalomania. They just want more money for "freebies"!)))
      1. venik
        venik 23 January 2021 15: 10
        0
        Quote: Ascold1901
        No, not megalomania. They just want more money for "freebies"!)))

        ========
        good laughing Wanting is not harmful ..... But VERY tiresome! laughing
        A "freebie" - has one amazing quality: sooner or later it (freebie) - ENDS! laughing drinks
        1. Ascold1901
          Ascold1901 23 January 2021 15: 38
          -1
          That's it!))) They've run out of it (almost), knock out a new one!)))
    2. Wedmak
      Wedmak 23 January 2021 17: 44
      -1
      And who, in fact, needs this "est-o-oniya-me-me" together with their sprats in FIGs?

      Well, there, as it were, sprats are already mustache ...
  9. Tagan
    Tagan 23 January 2021 15: 03
    +3
    Quote: venik
    "...According to the general, by increasing the defense budget to 6,5% of the republic's GDP, Estonia will be able to resist for a long time armed invasion of the Russian army.... "
    =====
    Oh! Didn't I confuse anything? "Long time" ??? Is that: Hangover after a deep binge?
    Well, this is - firstly ... And secondly: And who, in fact, needs this "est-o-oniya-me-me" together with their sprats in figs? request
    Probably just "megalomania" ???

    Long to resist - it's so Estonian
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 23 January 2021 15: 12
      +2
      They will not even have time to understand that it is too late to "protivosttoyaatti" if a war suddenly breaks out. They, like the foreground, will be burned out in a matter of minutes by the very "Allies" (masters) on whom they now so hope and rely. It's just that Russia, as always, will not attack, and the NATO survivors of the Hitlerites are dreaming only about this.
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 23 January 2021 15: 07
    +3
    It is fascinating that these "swift sloths" SUDDENLY discovered Russia next to NATO, into which their "country" had entered.
    And the statements that "the Estonian army will be able to hold back the offensive of the Russian army by its own forces until the allies arrive" is already a direct order to show the speaker to a psychiatrist.
  11. Lesorub
    Lesorub 23 January 2021 15: 08
    +3
    Earlier, Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik, speaking to recruits, called Russia an enemy and called on the military to protect the republic from "Russian aggression"

    American protégé Martin Herem - broadcasts about enemies from the East (you can feel the whisper of the striped ones).
    Estonia will be able to withstand the armed invasion of the Russian army for a long time

    Advocacy for the local population and the redirection of budget funds - to increase spending in the military sphere - which clearly will not help in a big war.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 January 2021 15: 56
      +1
      Quote: Lesorub
      Advocacy for the local population and redirection of budget funds - to increase spending in the military sphere

      The government of the centrists was changed, reformers came and sang an old song. Good little.
  12. Poetry
    Poetry 23 January 2021 15: 13
    +1
    Estonians, don't make my face laugh.
    1. Poetry
      Poetry 23 January 2021 15: 49
      +2
      Tallinn police have some kind of park.
      Still! .. The turtles escaped from the zoo.
      The guard pulled up, but he could not catch up with them.
      He said: they rushed as hard as they could! ..

      The man in the street is terrified, he is not himself.
      Newspapers write that the escape was being prepared by Moscow.
      Revealed why the stir is specific:
      The turtles stole the zoo's secret plan.

      Stoltenberg (he is the commander in the homo army)
      He said: they spat not only in the soul, but also on the uniform.
      Two divisions are urgently arriving to help,
      They blocked everything, every path and road.

      Cordons with checkpoints did not help,
      The insidious ambushes under the bridges did not help.
      We swam covertly to THIS side of the Narova,
      They say that these bugs are alive and well.

      I can tell you, but - strictly between us,
      That Putin personally awarded them orders. soldier if at least one person smiles, then it’s not in vain.
      Work, brothers ...
  13. Yuriy71
    Yuriy71 23 January 2021 15: 16
    +2
    How can a Pseudo-country, with a population smaller than in Minsk, somehow "resist" "aggression" !? Chukhonskie bastards, you on full grounds, with all the buildings, cattle and other property, belong to RUSSIA !!! NOBODY has canceled the contract yet !!! We can come and COMMUNICATE !!!)))
  14. Machete
    Machete 23 January 2021 15: 29
    +1
    What will 6,5% decide? Will they create an army of millions of their money? Their several thousand people, though completely hung with the latest weapons, will never stop anything.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 January 2021 15: 59
      +1
      Quote: Machete
      Their several thousand people, though completely hung with the latest weapons, will never stop anything.

      Well, these are only party generals who want to fight, but they did not ask if the people wanted to fight. By the way, people are not asked about this anywhere.
  15. Jaromir
    Jaromir 23 January 2021 15: 45
    +11
    According to the general, by increasing the defense budget to 6,5% of the republic's GDP, Estonia will be able to withstand the armed invasion of the Russian army for a long time.

    negative fool How tired of these Russophobes ...
    I wonder if they themselves believe in their nonsense about the Russian invasion?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 January 2021 16: 10
      +2
      Quote: Jaromir
      How tired of these Russophobes ...
      I wonder if they themselves believe in their nonsense about the Russian invasion?

      The political image, and the main thing is to go in a stream, to hurry up in front of the new owner of the "White House". The pro-Trump government resigned, and the old song began.
  16. Observer2014
    Observer2014 23 January 2021 16: 01
    -7
    The Defense Forces are Major General Martin Herem.
    Looks great. yes good This Major General. Well done. Keeps himself in shape. I got the weight from the closet laughingWell, nothing, suddenly I'm lucky and will have enough willpower to drop the twenty in May lol Eh dreams, dreams. am
  17. silver_roman
    silver_roman 23 January 2021 16: 11
    +1
    If ESTONIA increases the military budget not by 6% of GDP, but by 6% of its GDP, it is unlikely that they will be able to withstand the hypothetical attack of Russia for a long time. The population is about 1.5 million, the army consists of a couple of thousand brakes that have no incentive to fight at all.
  18. Cowbra
    Cowbra 23 January 2021 16: 14
    0
    Now sprats will be produced in armored banks. "So that Petrov and Boshirov do not penetrate" - this is how they explained the innovations in Tallinn, and for every fireman, they added one more "l" and "n" to the name of the city
  19. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 23 January 2021 16: 16
    +2
    Photo of an Estonian imbecile, changed to a more imbecile one)))
    A part-time goblin against the backdrop of a German plane)))
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 21: 18
      0
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Goblin some part-time against the backdrop of a German aircraft)))

      These are the very "friends" before whose approach the Estonian army can "for a long time" restrain "Russian aggression"? ... The Germans, even the leadership, have more intelligence than THESE. They are not eager to fight with Russia. Well, how will the Americans, as usual, throw and the 45th will be repeated? And to fight for Estonia - all the more ... Is Estonia counting on Article 5 of the NATO Charter? But we read ...
      Article 5
      “The Contracting Parties agree that an armed attack on one or more of them in Europe or North America will be considered as an attack on them as a whole, and therefore agree that if such an armed attack takes place, each of them, in exercise of the right to individual or collective self-defense recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will help A Contracting Party subjected to, or Contracting Parties subjected to a similar attack, by the immediate implementation of such an individual or joint action as it considers necessaryincluding the use of armed force to restore and subsequently maintain the security of the North Atlantic region. ”
      Will America or Germany consider it necessary to climb behind Estonia under our bullets or will it “consider it necessary” as with Saakashvili: “Well, you hold on there ...” - to limit yourself with a kind word?
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 23 January 2021 22: 46
        +1
        That's right, everything is correctly written in NATO articles. good

        Everything by yourself, by yourself, no one needs you in case of kneading)))
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 23 January 2021 23: 17
          0
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          That's right, everything is correctly written in NATO articles. good
          Everything by yourself, by yourself, no one needs you in case of kneading)))

          Here are just the last batch of those who joined NATO and those who are so eager to go there do not understand this. They expect that Russia will be bitten by the heel, they will get a piece of bread, they will be wiped out, and then all NATO will come and together they will pile on Russia !!!! Only they miss the words about help "which they deem necessary". And America and the company will consider that the main thing in such a difficult moment for Estonia is to regret and say encouraging words. Send a wagon of cookies and a jam jar. Or something else that is extremely necessary .... They, all these tribalts, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland - they do not know how to read, or what? Or can they read, but do not understand the meaning of what they have read (I heard there is such a disease)? After all, it is written very clearly ...
          1. Lord of the Sith
            Lord of the Sith 23 January 2021 23: 23
            +1
            hi
            Just like that, just like that laughing
  20. rocket757
    rocket757 23 January 2021 16: 19
    +1
    Estonia needs to significantly increase its defense spending to counter the "Russian aggression". This was stated by the Commander of the Defense Forces, Major General Martin Herem.

    General he / R / em, he is also in Africa he / R / em ......
    there is nothing more to say. Yes, it's cool to stand in front of a German plane and talk about something!
  21. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 23 January 2021 16: 40
    +1
    These cool fighters from the former .......... are waiting for aggression. It is enough to close the border with them.
    Then, awakening aggression from Russia, the first wave was already with sprats, coal and other commodity transit, there was no freebie from nonferrous metal and metal, mushrooms, cranberries, lingonberries. What is aggression? If they don’t buy, we will turn off the gas!
  22. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 23 January 2021 16: 41
    +1
    N-n-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-n-oo-oo-oo-a-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
  23. Simon
    Simon 23 January 2021 17: 12
    +1
    Estonia will be able to withstand the armed invasion of the Russian army for a long time

    And where will you get the money, this 6,5%? If you have all Soviet production destroyed, and you won't earn much from transit, since Belarus is already sending its goods through Russian ports.
    Gentlemen of the Balts threatens you with a complete monetary collapse! fool And we do not need you, enough to feed you. In the Union, how much they fed you, everyone looked to Europe, so let it feed you until you get bored. Well at least we got rid of you. tongue
  24. boris epstein
    boris epstein 23 January 2021 17: 41
    0
    "According to the general, having increased the defense budget to 6,5% of the republic's GDP ..,"
    And this with a 6,7% state budget deficit in Estonia? It reminds me of the German "Guns instead of butter."
  25. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 23 January 2021 17: 55
    -1
    This is what it means to enlist in the army without a mandatory mental examination.
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  27. NF68
    NF68 23 January 2021 18: 50
    -1
    Today's Estonia is the elusive Joe from the anecdote, which is therefore elusive because no one caught him.
  28. Master
    Master 23 January 2021 18: 51
    0
    Yes, let the entire budget spend. What's the point? No offense to anyone. But these Baltic countries remind me of suitcase dogs. Who are tying at the bulldog))
  29. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 23 January 2021 19: 15
    -1
    What will the Baltic limitrophes not come up with to be paid attention to?
  30. Prisoner
    Prisoner 23 January 2021 22: 50
    0
    Martin Herem About Bey Table. laughing Looks like there is nothing to cut, I decided to saddle the "Russian aggression".
  31. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 24 January 2021 11: 03
    0
    Georgia and Ukraine received a "response", so, here, or whatever, it's easier to keep your head down
  32. Nadrub
    Nadrub 24 January 2021 12: 10
    0
    Every time I read about the Balts and the long-term defense against Russia, I want to laugh :)))) you know why?
    If the passengers of the Moscow metro immediately leave and cross the Estonian border, then the Estonians will be in a wild minority :)