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"Quick response": major NATO military exercises kicked off near Russian borders

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The military exercise Swift Response, according to the headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces, began on the evening of 5 May. Although the exercise is viewed as a NATO exercise, it is primarily a US military exercise. NATO considers Swift Response as the prologue of Defender Europe, the largest exercise in 25 years, which will be held in 16 European countries and will be attended by 28 thousand servicemen of the American and European armies.


The Estonian part of the exercise itself includes several components. First, the 41st Field Artillery Brigade of the US Army will conduct live firing at the central training range of the Estonian Defense Forces. American gunners will practice firing 5 MLRS multiple launch rocket systems.

Secondly, on May 7, soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division of the American Army are landing at the Nurmsi airfield in Järva County of Estonia. Also, with the help of parachutes, they will drop heavy equipment. American paratroopers will be transferred to Estonia from a base in North Carolina. Also on Friday, May 7, the American military from Nurmsi will be transferred to the Central Range.

The total number of military personnel taking part in the Estonian part of the exercise will be 2,5 people: these are the American, Estonian and British military. Also, 20 pieces of equipment will be involved. It is planned to complete the exercises in Estonia on May 14.


From the Estonian side, the 1st Infantry Brigade of the Estonian Army, the NATO Combat Group, the Special Operations Forces and the Defense League squads take part in the exercises. For some reason, the American command instructed the Estonians to play the role of the enemy at the first stage of the exercises, and only then the Defense Forces will work out joint defensive actions with their senior NATO partners.

Also, the Estonian Defense Forces will ensure the conduct of the air part of the exercises. For this purpose, at the Amari airfield, air tankers, military transport aircraft were deployed. aviation, transport and attack helicopters of the American army. The Pentagon will test the possibilities for the rapid transfer of the American army's airborne units to the zone of potential conflict.

The goal of the largest exercise - to practice the defense of Estonia - makes it clear who they are against. Moreover, the American army will practice the landing of its units also in Romania and Bulgaria, that is, again, on the eastern borders of NATO.

It is clear that under the "Quick Response" the US and NATO are considering a prompt response to a possible invasion of Estonia by Russian troops: as you know, this is a painful fantasy of the Baltic republics, which, nevertheless, serves as an excuse for the constant presence of foreign troops in the Baltic States and for such military exercises.

Interestingly and also not by chance, another major part of the Defender exercises will take place in the Balkans, namely in Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania. The American military has already landed in the Albanian port of Durres, and little Albania will become one of the most active participants in these European exercises. In addition to Albania, logistics centers will be deployed in Greece, Slovenia and Croatia.

Since, according to some sources, NATO and the United States want Serbia to recognize the independence of Kosovo by the end of 2021, in the Balkans the American military and their "support group" will work out possible actions in the event of a conflict between Serbia and Kosovo, as well as Russia's entry into this conflict on the side Serbia.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 6 May 2021 11: 08
    -8
    How much is Estonia (territorially) to use all the listed forces?))) belay
    1. venik
      venik 6 May 2021 11: 25
      0
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      How much is Estonia (territorially) to use all the listed forces?))) belay

      =======
      Well, yes, placing (geographically) 2.5 battalions and 20 armored vehicles is probably enough ... laughing
      1. figwam
        figwam 6 May 2021 11: 50
        +21
        Military exercise Swift Response ("Quick response"), according to the headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces

        Estonia and "answer" I still understand, but Estonia and "fast" is a mockery.
        1. knn54
          knn54 6 May 2021 13: 09
          +4
          - as you know, this is a painful fantasy of the Baltic republics,
          "A world without psychopaths? It would be crazy."
          Stanislav Jerzy Lets.
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 6 May 2021 19: 44
            +1
            "Fast response" ... How fast? How long do they need to prepare to "give an answer"? Couple of weeks. But now into the war and quick victory over Russia will play! smile
        2. for
          for 6 May 2021 23: 55
          0
          Quote: figvam
          "fast" is a mockery.

          Anyone who is in no hurry to be in no hurry succeeds everywhere! Hurry, make people laugh! Like biden.
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 6 May 2021 12: 41
      +3
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      How much is Estonia (territorially) to use all the listed forces?))) belay

      The area of ​​Estonia is larger than that of Israel, and in case of mobilization, in 72 hours we have to deploy a 530 army with all the necessary equipment. So Estonia and 25 thousand. can accept lightly.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 6 May 2021 17: 53
        +9
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        How much is Estonia (territorially) to use all the listed forces?))) belay

        The area of ​​Estonia is larger than that of Israel, and in case of mobilization, in 72 hours we have to deploy a 530 army with all the necessary equipment. So Estonia and 25 thousand. can accept lightly.

        so what ... we have 280 thousand ground troops, but 490 thousand of the mighty "National Guard" ... and these animals, they won't understand, who is behind whom, they will fuck everyone with clubs and that's it ...tongue
      2. venik
        venik 6 May 2021 18: 52
        0
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Estonia's area is larger than Israel's, and in our country, in the event of mobilization, in 72 hours a 530 thousand army should be deployed with all the necessary equipment.

        =======
        Aaron! This is the PRINCIPAL difference between Israel and Estonia !!!
        In the days of my distant youth, there was such a "bearded" anecdote:
        Why isn't a metro being built in Tallinn?
        - And how will the stations be announced there?
        "... O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o, dv-e-e-e-ri za-kry-va-a-a-yu-yu I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I ... But with -o-o-public-n-n-o-o-o-o and she !!!
      3. Gray-haired Zinnik
        Gray-haired Zinnik 6 May 2021 19: 20
        0
        Accept only and smudge
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 6 May 2021 13: 41
      0
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      How many Estonia (territorially), what would all the listed forces use?

      Yes, Estonia is all in swamps, there is enough for everyone, let the mud be covered.
    4. vadim dok
      vadim dok 6 May 2021 14: 47
      -1
      Estonia, of course, has a small territory, but well-groomed! And Estonia's GDP per capita in 2020 was $ 37700, while the Russian Federation has $ 27900!
      1. venik
        venik 6 May 2021 18: 53
        +1
        Quote: vadim dok
        Estonia's GDP per capita in 2020 was $ 37700, while the Russian Federation has $ 27900!

        ======
        A question may be asked: HOW MUCH DONATIONS does Estonia receive from the EU to "keep the pants on?"
        PS And one more question is possible: What is the GRP (Gross Regional Product) of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region per capita)?
        tongue
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 6 May 2021 21: 13
        +1
        Quote: vadim dok
        Estonia, of course, has a small territory, but well-groomed! And Estonia's GDP per capita in 2020 was $ 37700, while the Russian Federation has $ 27900!

        And how many of those souls are there in Estonia? As in Yekaterinburg alone?
        There are 1329460 people in Estonia, and 1493749 in Yekaterinburg, which is 164289 more than in the whole of Estonia.
        With such a geographic location and access to the sea, provided that good-neighborly relations with Russia and Belarus are maintained, these freaks could live like cheese in butter and have a GDP twice as large, without any subsidies from the EU.
      3. Captain Pushkin
        Captain Pushkin 6 May 2021 21: 50
        +1
        Quote: vadim dok
        Estonia, of course, has a small territory, but well-groomed! And Estonia's GDP per capita in 2020 was $ 37700, while the Russian Federation has $ 27900!

        If we subtract the costs of housing and communal services (they are like income in GDP), then the GDP per capita of Estonia and the Russian Federation will be exactly equal.
    5. RealPilot
      RealPilot 6 May 2021 21: 56
      0
      Yes, "quick response" and the stomp of running shoes!

      Well, or "whistle" (for consonance), since swift is also translated from English as a swift bird!
      Then swift response can be translated as "whistle in response", because what else do swifts do? laughing
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 6 May 2021 11: 16
    +11
    Mexico needs a Russian military base to the bone. And, the exercises should be carried out near the border itself, a hundred meters from the checkpoint!
    1. den3080
      den3080 6 May 2021 11: 46
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Mexico needs a Russian military base to the bone. And, the exercises should be carried out near the border itself, a hundred meters from the checkpoint!

      Yes. And train special forces to cross the border secretly. Exchange of experience, so to speak.
  3. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich 6 May 2021 11: 18
    +2
    It is clear that under "Quick Response" the US and NATO are considering a prompt response to a possible invasion of Russian troops in Estonia.

    It is very interesting how exactly two and a half thousand people will quickly respond to the invasion of Russian troops in Estonia?
    In a well-coordinated formation, will they run in step to Latvia?
    1. Olddetractor
      Olddetractor 6 May 2021 11: 31
      +6
      Let them do whatever they want. The main thing is not to forget to turn off the light)
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 May 2021 11: 28
    +3
    Swift Response
    How fast? Something about the redeployment of our troops apart from lamentations with wringing of hands over their heads, incomprehensible demands "Russia must ...", "Russia must ..." and there were no promises of help to Ukraine. As soon as the troops returned to their places of permanent deployment, the demonstrative "Quick response" began on the territory of Estonia. The idea is clear - to show the "allies" that the United States has its finger on the pulse, boldly opposes Russia and is ready at any moment ... to promise something to the "ally." And what about the logistics in the case of a real "fast (slow) response", is everything okay?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 6 May 2021 13: 45
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      to show the "allies" that the United States has its finger on the pulse, boldly opposes Russia and is ready at any moment ... to promise something to the "ally"

      But the main thing is that the exercises are being conducted farther from Ukraine, otherwise the "eccentric" USA will think to defend them.
  5. Uma palata
    Uma palata 6 May 2021 11: 33
    +4
    It's over there in the photo, in camouflage. With such large legs fattened like a lady, are they going to portray the war just like the real ones ..? Is sparing physical training with army requirements normally compatible with them?
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 6 May 2021 12: 04
      0
      It's over there in the photo, in camouflage. With such fattened ladies
      ... yes this is a fucking thing ... look at their RP ... laughing chickens
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 6 May 2021 14: 02
      0
      Quote: Uma Palata
      It's over there in the photo, in camouflage.

      This is in the photo, but in Estonia they will sit and belly in a swamp.
  6. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 6 May 2021 11: 37
    +3
    Some teach, and the other, a provocation.
  7. Gardener91
    Gardener91 6 May 2021 11: 39
    0
    A quick answer in Estonian is like setting the sun manually.
  8. Ulrih
    Ulrih 6 May 2021 11: 44
    0
    "A possible invasion of Russian troops into Estonia: as you know, this is a painful fantasy of the Baltic republics, which, nevertheless, serves as an excuse for the constant presence of foreign troops in the Baltic territory and for conducting such military exercises." - So what? What do you care about what teachings and who conducts in Estonia? The main motive for the comments to the articles that Russia was transferring troops to the borders of Ukraine was that we are transferring troops within our country, so Europe is worried. Then why can't NATO troops do it?
    1. Niko
      Niko 6 May 2021 12: 13
      -2
      Does this still surprise you? And with a huge number of comments like: "but who needs you there in yours (the Baltic States, Ukraine, Poland, etc.) as soon as the Russian troops are there, these same people will write:" right! Finally ", etc. (as with the famous peninsula: "there are no our military there" and after a short time: "yes, they were our officers")
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 6 May 2021 12: 29
        +2
        Nikolajs, is it warm in Greece today? wink
        1. Niko
          Niko 6 May 2021 12: 40
          -2
          Quote: sabakina
          Nikolajs, is it warm in Greece today? wink

          It is necessary to look on the Internet, but what? And here in Berlin it is cool, and it rains, but by the weekend they promise up to +26 wink wink
    2. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 6 May 2021 12: 14
      +3
      [quoteWhat do you care about what teachings and who conducts in Estonia?] [/ quote] ...... yes, absolutely no one ... so .. Attacks on the Russian Federation at the Tribalts after an hour will not have the Armed Forces as such without any invasion ... so .. the surviving forest brothers will run through the forests (if they have not yet been sold)
      1. Niko
        Niko 6 May 2021 12: 48
        -3
        Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
        [quoteWhat do you care about what teachings and who conducts in Estonia?]
        ...... yes, absolutely no one ... so ... to laugh and laugh ... because it is obvious to all sane people that in the event of an attack on the Russian Federation, the Tribalts will not have the Armed Forces as such without any invasion after an hour ... so .. the surviving forest brothers will run through the forests (if they have not yet been sold) [/ quote]
        I remember, we will fight on foreign territory and with little blood ... Finland did not teach anything. The Germans taught, they did not teach. Afgan. Chechnya pay tribute, but uryakaloks are not translated ... apparently because we ourselves sit at home and send others to die ...
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 6 May 2021 13: 07
          +2
          I remember, we will fight on foreign territory and with little blood.
          ..... no ... we will not ... the experience has been taken into account that the population in the invasion zone needs to be fed for free to build schools and hospitals for them, etc. and so on ... for this other means have been invented .. the Strategic Missile Forces, Strategic Aviation, and SSBNs (in cabotage and diesel-electric submarines will also come down) ... so there is no point in intruding ... this is an effective practice since the XNUMXs has shown
          1. Niko
            Niko 6 May 2021 14: 03
            -4
            Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
            I remember, we will fight on foreign territory and with little blood.
            ..... no ... we will not ... the experience has been taken into account that the population in the invasion zone needs to be fed for free to build schools and hospitals for them, etc. and so on ... for this other means have been invented .. the Strategic Missile Forces, Strategic Aviation, and SSBNs (in cabotage and diesel-electric submarines will also come down) ... so there is no point in intruding ... this is an effective practice since the XNUMXs has shown

            I agree that building anything, let alone schools and hospitals, is not in the style of today's Russia
            1. Crimean partisan 1974
              Crimean partisan 1974 6 May 2021 14: 09
              +4
              I agree that building anything, let alone schools and hospitals, is not in the style of today's Russia
              ... well ... because there are no occupied territories
            2. Turist1996
              Turist1996 6 May 2021 16: 05
              +1
              I agree that building anything, let alone schools and hospitals, is not in the style of today's Russia

              Well, I don’t know about you, but in my city, while I’m driving to work, 15 minutes, it’s clear that at least 4 kindergartens are being built at an accelerated pace. This is just my route to work. They promise to be commissioned by September.
    3. sabakina
      sabakina 6 May 2021 12: 26
      +4
      Quote: Ulrih
      What do you care about what teachings and who conducts in Estonia? The main motive for the comments to the articles that Russia was transferring troops to the borders of Ukraine was that we are transferring troops within our country, so Europe is worried. Then why can't NATO troops do it?
      The fact is that we are checking the combat readiness in the form of the transfer of troops. And they are conducting full-fledged exercises. Do you know the legends of both or suggest?
      1. Ulrih
        Ulrih 6 May 2021 12: 43
        -1
        This, of course, radically changes everything and the transfer of troops (especially on such a scale and at such a time) cannot be regarded as an exercise for at least transport units, personnel, etc., right?
        Needless to say, the "exercise" of 2500 soldiers is not comparable to the "transfer" of several armies.
    4. alexvmar
      alexvmar 6 May 2021 12: 40
      +7
      If Estonia did it, there would be no questions. Even if the whole Baltic region is with Poland. But this is what the United States does. Where is the USA and where is Estonia? Can you imagine how much squeal would have been if, for example, within the framework of the "no-name response" exercise, a Russian landing party had parachuted into Cuba? Thousand and two, for example.
  9. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 6 May 2021 12: 09
    +2
    Brussels has not given money since 2021, even if local people with reduced social responsibility will earn money on the exercises. wassat
    "Everything in the house" (c)
  10. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 6 May 2021 12: 25
    +2
    Military Exercise Swift Response
    Quick response ? Probably, while the exercises of the Russian troops were going on, NATO at that time were hiding in the anti-tank ditches of Yatsenyuk ...
    tongue
    1. Katanikotael
      Katanikotael 6 May 2021 15: 40
      0
      Estonians ...
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 6 May 2021 16: 16
        0
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        NATO members were hiding in Yatsenyuk's anti-tank ditches at that time ...

        Quote: Katanikotael
        Estonians.

        One roll .... 120 degrees. !
  11. Onischukalex
    Onischukalex 6 May 2021 12: 35
    +1
    Some kind of slow and indistinct quick response. Biden has been asking VVP for a long time to talk, the Russian troops have been withdrawn from the Ukrainian border ... and then again the show. As Zadornov said: "Bush behaves like an authority omitted in the zone." Now it's about Biden
    1. Turist1996
      Turist1996 6 May 2021 15: 48
      0
      He's Estonian! laughing
  12. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 6 May 2021 12: 41
    -4
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    Quote: Leader of the Redskins
    How much is Estonia (territorially) to use all the listed forces?))) belay

    The area of ​​Estonia is larger than that of Israel, and in case of mobilization, in 72 hours we have to deploy a 530 army with all the necessary equipment. So Estonia and 25 thousand. can accept lightly.
    1. xorek
      xorek 6 May 2021 17: 40
      0
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      How much is Estonia (territorially) to use all the listed forces?))) belay

      The area of ​​Estonia is larger than that of Israel, and in case of mobilization, in 72 hours we have to deploy a 530 army with all the necessary equipment. So Estonia and 25 thousand. can accept lightly.

      Your Jewish bragging in this article is out of place Aaron ..! Already tired .. Why aren't you invading Syria? But only on the sly from behind the golan you fire and again into the burrow ..
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 6 May 2021 21: 42
        -3
        Quote: xorek
        But only on the sly from behind the golan you fire and again into the burrow ..

        I understand you, not your life preservation style.
        50 grams per EACH TOOTH and
  13. pytar
    pytar 6 May 2021 13: 10
    -2
    ..part of the Defender exercises will be held in the Balkans, namely in Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania ... in the Balkans, the US military and their "support group" will work out possible actions in the event of a conflict between Serbia and Kosovo, as well as Russia's entry into this conflict on the side Serbia.

    The Armed Forces of the forces of Albania, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Greece, Georgia, Spain, Italy, North Macedonia, USA, will participate in the exercises in the Balkans. Serbia and Turkey. This is not the first time Serbia has taken part, and the author's statement does not coincide with reality.
  14. Free Island
    Free Island 6 May 2021 13: 37
    +3
    Careful, dferi is closing aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... Oh! And phot and she !!!!
    1. Turist1996
      Turist1996 6 May 2021 15: 51
      0
      Yes Yes Yes! A classic anecdote! good
  15. Dimy4
    Dimy4 6 May 2021 13: 52
    +1
    Colleagues, have you noticed that the Estonians were terribly insulted by forcing them to play the role of an enemy? That is, the Russians!
    1. Katanikotael
      Katanikotael 6 May 2021 15: 44
      +1
      For Americans there is no difference, you might think they distinguish between Russians and Estonians or Poles, in the event of a mass riffraff, they will bomb anyone they can reach.
      1. Turist1996
        Turist1996 6 May 2021 15: 55
        0
        Well, it's up to the Estonians, when will it only "reach" ?!
  16. Turist1996
    Turist1996 6 May 2021 15: 47
    0
    The trees are green, it sounds like an anecdote: a military exercise in Estonia called "Fast oootveet".
  17. xorek
    xorek 6 May 2021 17: 36
    +1
    The total number of military personnel taking part in the Estonian part of the exercises will be 2,5 thousand people:

    And is this called a teaching? This is not an exercise, this is a bait, most likely ..))))
  18. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 6 May 2021 19: 19
    0
    Read Oscar Luts and you will understand everything!
  19. Archemor
    Archemor 7 May 2021 14: 01
    0
    I would like to see the Baltic states that would stand to death for the independence of their country. But it exists in nature no longer than a boson, then internal contradictions annihilate it.
  20. Bacha
    Bacha 8 May 2021 10: 18
    0
    Quote: vadim dok
    Estonia, of course, has a small territory, but well-groomed! And Estonia's GDP per capita in 2020 was $ 37700, while the Russian Federation has $ 27900!

    So what? Are you speaking as an economist? Or read somewhere? GDP gross domestic product. Raise prices twice, at the same time raise the VAT. And when we buy it, we pay, the seller pays during the tax period, the manufacturer pays. The flow of money is increasing. GDP is growing. This abbreviation (GDP) has nothing to do with the standard of living of the population.