Estonia intends to “create a precedent” by transferring all available 155-mm FH-70 towed howitzers to Ukraine

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Estonia intends to “create a precedent” by transferring all available 155-mm FH-70 towed howitzers to Ukraine

Estonia will provide the Ukrainian army with 155-mm FH-70 towed howitzers, transferring all available guns to Kyiv. This is reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with reference to the Estonian Foreign Ministry.

The Baltic limitrophes are very afraid that after Ukraine Russia will begin to deal with the Baltic region and will remind them of all anti-Russian activities. To prevent this from happening, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are doing everything possible to strengthen the Armed Forces of Ukraine, hoping that the Ukrainian army will defeat the Russian one. So the Estonian government decided to support the Ukrainian military with the supply of 155-mm FH-70 howitzers, and all of which are in service with the Estonian army.



The fact that Ukraine will receive a new package of military assistance from Estonia last Thursday, January 19, was announced by Prime Minister Kaya Kallas. According to her, Kyiv will receive arms and ammunition for 113 million euros, but she did not give any specifics, except that it will include grenade launchers, ammunition and howitzers. As it turned out, Estonia is giving Ukraine all 24 FH-70 howitzers from the army, especially since these guns are being removed from the Estonian artillery and replaced by South Korean K9 Thunder self-propelled guns, which were purchased by 36 pieces.

We give all our 155 mm howitzers to Ukraine. And we want to create a precedent in this way so that other countries have no excuses why they cannot provide Ukraine with the necessary weapons to win the war

- said the Ambassador of Estonia to Ukraine Kaimo Kuusk.

In addition to the 155 mm FH-70 howitzers, Kyiv will also receive 122 mm Soviet D-30 howitzers, which are also being retired by the Estonian army, 155 mm artillery shells, Carl-Gustaf M2 anti-tank grenade launchers with ammunition, and support equipment for artillery units.
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    1. +1
      January 23 2023
      Ukronats4 are armed to the fullest, the announcement for a small batch - then to the fullest in secret ... I wrote earlier that the Americans would push through Europe, then they downvoted. Now the packs are being crushed by the way, there are 300+ t80ud, and they are appeasing specifically for abrashki + something else there
      1. +1
        January 23 2023
        Estonia intends to “create a precedent” by transferring all available 155-mm FH-70 towed howitzers to Ukraine

        As the practice of Western military disinformation shows (and they have it not badly delivered), Estonia has already handed over "all available 155-mm FH-70 towed howitzers" to Ukraine. Yes
    2. -4
      January 23 2023
      Getting rid of towed artillery is absolutely the right decision. In the current realities, it is suitable only for countries in which "women are still giving birth" to gunners. For everyone else, only self-propelled guns are acceptable, capable of quickly getting out of the retaliatory strike after shooting back.
      1. 0
        January 23 2023
        Ugh, correct.
        But where can you get so many self-propelled guns so that the fullness is as it should be?
        Then the United States has axes in service.
        1. -4
          January 23 2023
          Quote: Alexey Sommer
          Then the United States has axes in service

          In the USA, this is just for the wars with the Papuans. And so self-propelled guns became the standard, back in the 60s.
      2. 0
        January 23 2023
        There is a concept of fuel. So calculate what the cost will be. And even a horse can carry such a gun.
      3. +1
        January 23 2023
        This is stupidity. Even the United States, which has enough money to abandon towed artillery, is not going to do this and has developed the same modern m-777.
        Why? Yes, all because a lot when self-propelled howitzers, in principle, are unable to replace towed ones, for example, in mountainous areas, in swampy areas, in a forest.
        This is not to mention the fact that such art is easier and easier to transport by sea and, most importantly, by air. That is, either 76-1 self-propelled howitzers or a dozen towed ones will fit into silt 2. Yes, and tactical mobility. The towed ones can be hooked with any turntable and thrown along the front, and with the calculation in the same turntable, but self-propelled, especially tracked ones, they must not be loaded onto the echelon and led, and if the enemy bombs the railway interchange, then when they arrive there, the enemy will defeat everyone. ..
        About the price, and most importantly, not even the price, but mass production in the event of martial law, self-propelled ones require much greater cooperation between factories, and after all, these factories, or at least some of them, are subjected to enemy strikes, in general, you can produce more, and most importantly, support production if the infrastructure is damaged ( and the factories themselves and the energy and logistics infrastructure between the factories) is much simpler. And if some country produces one self-propelled howitzer per month, and their opponents a hundred towed ones, it is easy to understand who will defeat them after some time.
        That is why, yes, the number of self-propelled artillery will grow, but the leading military powers will not completely abandon towed artillery in the near future.
    3. -2
      January 23 2023
      Estonia will hand over... Hmm. Now there are enough howitzers for another couple of days of the war
      1. +2
        January 23 2023
        This is a full howitzer division. From which Germany to get tractors, and now +1 combat unit on the map or re-armed from D20 shot / remaining on paper.

        If anything, not from a good life, more and more materials about the Stalinist quality at the front in the form of D1 from the allied forces, the orchestra and even army formations.


    4. +12
      January 23 2023
      The main thing is NOT TO FORGET all the "helpers".
      Even if they only provided a training ground for study, or a donkey for transportation, or money for the purchase of a cartridge.
      1. +1
        January 23 2023

        Terenin (Gennady)
        Today, 10: 22
        NEW
        +1
        The main thing is NOT TO FORGET all the "helpers".
        Even if they only provided a training ground for study, or a donkey for transportation, or money to buy a cartridge.
        Definitelybecause we DO NOT HAVE RIGHT. And if anything, then the guys who are fighting there will remind you.
      2. -1
        January 23 2023
        we are not vindictive, just evil and we have a good memory + we write down all the moves
    5. 0
      January 23 2023
      1. But what about the article, just a couple of days before this one, where we all laughed together at the fact that 1-2 copies of weapons are being transferred to Ukraine and that this is not something that is not scary, but that we also need to scoff these arms deliveries our enemy?! Is everything already forgotten? Somehow, it’s time to either take off the cross, or put it on underwear. And even better - to recognize the seriousness of such supplies. And start creating real mechanisms to counter them.
      2.
      The Baltic limitrophes are very afraid that after Ukraine Russia will begin to deal with the Baltic region and will remind them of all anti-Russian activities.

      what's the fashion for saying "hop" before jumping something?
      Yes, first you need to do it silently, and they will even notice it without words .... otherwise, the greater the gap between the loudness of statements (I remind you that we are talking about NATO countries) and reality, the more such statements are already annoying because they remain only words .
      3. What kind of jargon??? "Limitrophes", etc.?! Yes, I know not only the meaning but also the etymology of the term. But I also know what "neologism" and its "connotation" are.
      Well, you are not a "Censor", but a serious publication, which, I am sure, is being analyzed in the political and military circles of many countries, and instead of professionalism, we are sliding closer and closer to the level of those media that cannot be attributed to the media in fact.
      And do not forget (if you are aware of this at all) how many supporters of Russia are there, even in the form of political parties in the leading places in the legislative bodies, and you are killing the basis for their development, work with them in the future. Is this not clear?
      I more than dislike the policy of the Baltic countries, but it should be shown not as a gopnik from the gateway, but as in a joke about how MGIMO students took an exam on writing a diplomatic note to an African country ... - then it will be cool and beautiful, and not wretched and boorish.
      1. -1
        January 23 2023
        Quote: Quote Lavrov
        recognize the seriousness of such deliveries
        If 24 howitzers is a very serious supply, then we must admit that things in the Ukrainian army are very bad ...
    6. 0
      January 23 2023
      Tribaltics is already on the eve of convulsions laughing ... feel rear-wheel drive, what awaits them in the future
      1. +1
        January 23 2023
        Quote: Vladislav_2
        Tribaltics is already on the eve of convulsions laughing ... feel rear-wheel drive, what awaits them in the future

        By the way, why don't our diplomats in the Baltics develop this topic? Or are they good there?
        1. 0
          January 23 2023
          Quote: Terenin
          By the way, why don't our diplomats in the Baltics develop this topic? Or are they good there?

          Yes, precisely because our diplomats are doing well there, they want to develop this topic.
          In the past 2022, Estonia closed the Russian consular offices in Narva and Tartu, and reduced the staff of the Russian Embassy in Estonia to 21 diplomats and 23 seconded administrative, technical and service workers.

          And on January 11, 2023, INTERFAX.RU reported that the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Russian Ambassador Vladimir Lipaev and handed him a note stating that Russia should reduce the number of embassy employees in Tallinn to 8 diplomats and 15 seconded administrative, technical and service workers .

          Well, our diplomats in Estonia do not want to change Tallinn for Moscow.
    7. -1
      January 23 2023
      Too shy to ask...
      And how will this help them (Pistons)? ..
      1. 0
        January 23 2023
        For example, the bloody slaughter with the Fritz near Stalingrad helped Leningrad, the landing of the Amer in Italy helped the offensive and the breach of the South group on the Dnieper
    8. -5
      January 23 2023
      The enemy will be defeated, victory will be ours! Probably later sometime.
    9. -3
      January 23 2023
      Estonia specifically understands that after the collapse of Ukraine, diktat against Russia does not shine for her.
      And most likely she will have to pay an indemnity to Russia for the oppression of Russians during the days of independence.
    10. -1
      January 23 2023
      The Baltic limitrophes are very afraid that after Ukraine Russia will begin to deal with the Baltic region and will remind them of all anti-Russian activities.

      And for this reason, weighing in the unconditional success of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they gave up all their artillery. And when the time comes for all of them to become partisans, there will be no other options left. Or is it a stupid belief that American soldiers will die in order to give the Balts a piece of land ........?
      1. +4
        January 23 2023
        They have 36 K9s and ordered 12 more from above.


        As for NATO, it will merge, this is again hopes for external forces, of the level - Europe will crawl frozen, begging for forgiveness by January-February, which was pointed out here in every autumn topic.

        If NATO merges, it will fall apart, because why such a bloc that does not fulfill its main function? This time. Two, in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, are deployed units of NATO countries on a rotational and permanent basis. Roughly speaking, they will have no choice how to engage in combat. Three - Poland has its defensive treaties and it will fulfill them, which was publicly announced during the Kaliningrad crisis.
        1. 0
          January 23 2023
          Estonians ordered 18 + 18, the last batch of self-propelled guns will come in 2026.
          They will only begin training l / s this year.
          1. +2
            January 23 2023
            Quote: Sergey39
            Estonians ordered 18 + 18, the last batch of self-propelled guns will come in 2026.
            They will only begin training l / s this year.

            Where are they in a hurry? Russia is not up to Estonia now.
    11. +1
      January 23 2023
      Estonia intends to "create a precedent"...
      They give everything in the hope that it will encourage other countries to take the same step. Even if you yourself lie down with the whole country in protest under Russian tanks in Europe, there will be no one who wants to repeat your stupidity. Even Poland today is not ready to give up the last, but, on the contrary, is going to build up its armed forces.
    12. 0
      January 23 2023
      How can this affect the condition of the 7000 Estonian army?
      They had only 24 FH 70 howitzers, some of which they have already transferred to Ukraine. Now pass the rest.
      This is called who licks the boots of the master (USA) more deliciously.
      1. +1
        January 23 2023
        Quote: Sergey39
        How can this affect the condition of the 7000 Estonian army?

        They don't care, I think. King Leonidas won only 300 people - and nothing, he somehow fought ... laughing
        It is possible that the Estonians themselves consider Leonidas an Estonian. Judging by the ending. Karis, Kallas, Ilves... Leonidas.

        And the merciless Estonian naval special forces Seahorse, under the motto "Tolkkkaa byyystraaa ..." to protect the western borders of the Estonian Empire from Russian battleships, is ready to go to the Saaremaa region with a lightning throw in just six months, where it will quickly dig in for another month.
    13. -2
      January 23 2023
      Here is an opportunity to apply "according to the centers of acceptance ...", if you are afraid to touch it. Splashing leads to Minsk, and there - "we were deceived by partners." It's time to grow up, although ... the elections are just around the corner, there will be no more Navalnov kindergartens, I'm afraid. They will stuff the fifth column with dollars, make up some kind of "offensive" with our "difficult decisions", slap on the mask - and "hello, the hague, call the forelock beggars to witness."
    14. +1
      January 23 2023
      How are they not going to transfer at the expense of rubber boats? Or, as with us, as a new technique, it is used only for the parade.
    15. 0
      January 23 2023
      What is the precedent? The States have been supplying towed 155-mm howitzers for the ukrovermacht for almost a year now ...

      It is possible that soon Estonia will explode with enthusiastic cries to the whole world about a scientific breakthrough ... on the day when Estonian scientists will invent the wheel!
    16. -1
      January 23 2023
      Question to the leadership of the Special Operation: Is it possible to adequately meet all this "good" on the road? Or, as usual, should our fighters test the quality of all foreign weapons transferred to Ukraine on their bodies? Well, there, how well the fragments from 155 mm are stitching the armor. Or how much the FH-70 howitzers will slow down the offensive of our troops?
    17. -2
      January 23 2023

      Estonia intends to "create a precedent"

      Here is a response to their Russophobia, a response to Estonia's actions to radically reduce the composition of the Russian embassy:
      Russia decided to lower the level of diplomatic relations with Estonia
      "As a response, the Russian side decided to downgrade the diplomatic representative in both countries to charge d'affaires," the diplomats said, emphasizing that the entire responsibility for the development of the situation lies with the Estonian side.

      The ambassador was ordered to leave Russia by February 7.
      1. 0
        January 24 2023
        Ambassador ordered to leave Russia by February 7

        Some "Estonian" gave me a minus, and I just posted the news ...
    18. fiv
      -1
      January 24 2023
      Here, together with howitzers, let them go there, to the black soil, with the whole of Estonia.
    19. -1
      January 25 2023
      this Estonia will be left without panties!

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