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Spring Storm: Large-scale NATO military exercises begin in Estonia

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Large-scale military exercises "Spring Storm" started in Estonia on Monday, May 17. According to the headquarters of the republic's self-defense forces, up to 7 servicemen will take part in the maneuvers.


The exercises will last from May 17 to June 5 at the training grounds in the northern and central parts of the country. The main part with shooting will take place from 24 May. As representatives of the Estonian Self-Defense Forces said, this year the exercises are being held in a reduced composition, due to the coronavirus pandemic, only 7 thousand military personnel have been involved in them, including both the owners and the military from other NATO countries.

The exercises will be attended by both ground and air and sea forces of the alliance. Declares the involvement of parts of the ground forces, aviation и fleet, 1st and 2nd Infantry Brigades of the Estonian Self-Defense Forces, as well as units of the paramilitary volunteer organization "Kaitseliit".

By the way, three days ago, on May 14, the Swift Response exercise ended in Estonia, which lasted two weeks. During these maneuvers, the defense of Estonia from the attack of the enemy was practiced, in the role of which, of course, "aggressive Russia" played. About 2,5 thousand soldiers from Estonia, the USA and Great Britain took part in Swift Respons.

No sooner had the dust from the Swift Respons drills settled near the Russian borders when the new "Spring Storm" began. At the same time, NATO accuses Russia of conducting military exercises "near the borders of the alliance," reacting painfully to any redeployment of units of the Russian army.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 17 May 2021 09: 14
    +8
    During these maneuvers, the defense of Estonia from the attack of the enemy was practiced, in the role of which, of course, "aggressive Russia" played.
    Eeeeestooooonyiiiyayayaya borrowed a tank from Lithuania again?
    Shoigu did not sleep for a week ...
    My stomach ached.
    Laughing!
    1. figwam
      figwam 17 May 2021 09: 40
      +3
      No sooner had the dust from the Swift Respons exercises settled near the Russian borders, than the new "Spring Storm" began

      Defender Europe kicks off this week
  2. Poetry
    Poetry 17 May 2021 09: 26
    +7
    That is why I woke up today with a feeling of anxiety. I live 20 km from the border with Estonia. Count on the front line. I would advise Estonians to pay special attention to fast long-distance running.
    1. prior
      prior 17 May 2021 09: 55
      +9
      The words "Estonian" and "quickly" are antonymic words.
      In Estonia, it is impossible to accelerate to "fast", you will definitely run into the border.
      What are the long distances here ?! lol
      1. Poetry
        Poetry 17 May 2021 10: 43
        +7
        The Estonian crutch was slowly knocking on a stone,
        Slow wind shakes the Estonian feather grass.
        The Estonian gelding was slowly clattering his hoof,
        Slowly stomped a man, mucked by everyday life.

        Boeing Estonian seems to be hanging in the clouds,
        Local flies slowly crawl on the ceilings.
        In the local quarry, crucians barely swim
        They can not faster, no matter how you ask them.

        The Estonian boxer slowly beat the uppercut
        Slowly, even the local cat was licking eggs.
        I'm afraid to imagine how a turtle is crawling here.
        Slowly the puffer is played by the organ of the composer Bach.

        Cars drive slowly along the roads,
        In a local colony, the term is slowly stretching.
        Someone will say, they say, Estonians are such brakes ...
        Estonians will be against it. All the rest are in favor.

        Something like that? soldier
  3. Ka-52
    Ka-52 17 May 2021 09: 37
    +4
    On May 17, a large-scale military exercise "Spring Storm" started. According to the headquarters of the republic's self-defense forces, up to 7 servicemen will take part in the maneuvers.

    if we subtract from this number of staff officers, the military police, the rear and security services, then it is not a fact that at least a regiment of personnel will be recruited for the "spring storm"))
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 May 2021 09: 38
    +5
    No sooner had one finished than the next exercises began. The Americans will not organize exercises, so the Balts themselves will bang their heads against the wall screaming - "The Russians are coming!" The Balts do not want to understand that, being a springboard for NATO, they will be the first, on a par with the Poles, to get it. And if it comes to this, then most likely there will be no condescension (the formation of new Baltic republics).
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 17 May 2021 09: 42
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      No sooner had it finished alone than the next exercises began



      The exercises will last from May 17 to June 5 at the training grounds in the northern and central parts of the country.

      The spring storm smoothly flows into the Unstoppable Summer, then into the Fair Autumn and then into the Winter Shiver ...))
  5. alavrin
    alavrin 17 May 2021 09: 53
    +4
    Transgender, go ahead)
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 17 May 2021 09: 55
    +2
    Did Estonia mobilize everyone, including Volkssturm?)))
    1. Romario_Argo
      Romario_Argo 17 May 2021 19: 28
      0
      Estonia that mobilized everyone

      learn to evade the Iskander OTRK in a flash - with a whole battalion at once
  7. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 17 May 2021 09: 58
    +2
    The name is so loud! Almost like * Desert Storm *! Or maybe better- * Spring aggravation *?
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 May 2021 10: 00
    +3
    Laughter, and nothing more, the exercises will end, but the Estonians are better off not learning to fight from this and will not have anything, except for the extra expense of the dough.
    1. Gueuze Ulenspiegel
      Gueuze Ulenspiegel 17 May 2021 10: 58
      0
      And the dough is just not. It's over!
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 May 2021 10: 04
    +3
    And allow me to take part in the role of the blue (advancing), so to get closer to reality.
  10. Prisoner
    Prisoner 17 May 2021 10: 12
    +3
    Spring storm until June 5th. Such an esto-o-o-o-o-on storm. Surprisingly, not until September.
  11. Gueuze Ulenspiegel
    Gueuze Ulenspiegel 17 May 2021 10: 51
    +1
    It began, it ended. In fact, THIS does not change anything for estokh.
  12. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 17 May 2021 12: 02
    +3
    I remember at the past NATO exercises in the Baltic States, they were bitten by ticks, then a three-year-old bear scared them to hiccups. I wonder what kind of adventures they will find on their heels this time. winked
  13. Maikcg
    Maikcg 17 May 2021 13: 19
    +2
    News supplement
    Due to the difficult economic situation, the Estonian army will disband the military band.
    1. Ruslan Sulima
      Ruslan Sulima 17 May 2021 13: 32
      +1
      Due to the difficult economic situation, the Estonian army will disband the military band.

      Yes, they still played some slow-moving ones)
      1. Anachoret
        Anachoret 18 May 2021 11: 39
        0
        Due to the difficult economic situation, the Estonian army will disband the military band.

        Yes, they still played some slow-moving ones)

        slows, moreover, Chopin from his mourning repertoire))