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Estonia refused to unite armies with Latvia and Lithuania

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Estonia refused to unite armies with Latvia and Lithuania

Latvian President Andris Berzins proposed that the Baltic countries join forces and create a single armed forces, but in Estonia they were skeptical about this idea, said Estonian Defense Minister Urmas Reinsalu.


“As for the formation of a single army, I don’t consider it realistic, because each state has its own defense forces, each state develops them itself, and this independence does not prevent the implementation of NATO’s defense plans,” Reinsalu said, Rus.ERR informs with reference to "Current Camera".

The Minister advised the southern neighbors to bring the costs of the state defense, as in Estonia, to 2% of GDP. According to him, now the defense budgets of Latvia and Lithuania even together do not fall short of Estonian ones.

“If you look at Russia, it has doubled its weapons in the last four years, and constant reconnaissance flights near NATO’s airspace, and the last violation of the Estonian air border - all that defense needs to be developed,” he added.

The head of the parliamentary commission on state defense, Mati Raidma, also believes that resolving issues related to state defense should remain a matter for everyone.

Skeptical about the assumption of the Latvian president and reserve lieutenant colonel Leo Kunnas. According to him, in order to become one, the armed forces of the three countries are too different. And Latvia should first of all focus on its spending on state defense.

Earlier, the Latvian president said that the region needs to develop defense, and if even the three Baltic countries, for example, do not buy their planes, but use the support of other NATO countries, then the armed forces could be concentrated on the neighbors. Berzins also said that he did not see the point of investing big money in the defense of each country separately and urged to be effective.
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  1. Vlad_Mir
    Vlad_Mir 23 July 2013 09: 55 New
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    As if there is something to combine!
    1. sasha.28blaga
      sasha.28blaga 23 July 2013 10: 19 New
      16
      A rubber boat. I like articles about the defense industry of the Baltic states.
      1. Doctor
        Doctor 23 July 2013 14: 39 New
        0
        Probably at the sight of these rubber boats the Estonian warriors in the photo above already dropped their jaws? Apparently something "special" !!!
    2. il grand casino
      il grand casino 23 July 2013 10: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: Vlad_Mir
      As if there is something to combine!


      Well, they would get at least one full-blooded division))). Joke
      1. INTER
        INTER 23 July 2013 11: 31 New
        +1
        Quote: il grand casino
        Well, they would get at least one full-blooded division))). Joke

        Is it enough? For a start, I express my thoughts, followed by a combination of further weapons and direction of power, or keeping on a chain.
    3. PPL
      PPL 23 July 2013 14: 54 New
      +1
      Quote: Vlad_Mir
      Skeptical of the assumption of the Latvian president and reserve lieutenant colonel Leo Kunnas

      What are you talking about, even if Leo Kunnas doubts lol
  2. Fox
    Fox 23 July 2013 09: 58 New
    +9
    for such news, you need a new section: HUMOR or FOR LIFTING MOOD.
  3. buga1979
    buga1979 23 July 2013 10: 00 New
    +7
    Yes, a cool army to get just a tank on the country))
  4. Constantine
    Constantine 23 July 2013 10: 01 New
    +5
    Still would. Estonians will not keep pace with the Lithuanians and Latvians! For them, these are space speeds) And then, Lithuania has combat trainers, Latvia has three tanks, and what can Estonians throw into a common boiler? smile

    And more:
    Rus.ERR reports with reference to the “Current Camera”


    Funny name at the source :) Which institution’s camera is interesting)
  5. ed65b
    ed65b 23 July 2013 10: 11 New
    +7
    Yes, they don’t sit on the same field, they are so fond of each other.
    1. igordok
      igordok 23 July 2013 19: 16 New
      0
      Quote: ed65b
      Yes, they don’t sit on the same field, they are so fond of each other.

      Absolute truth. The only thing that unites them more or less is a strong Russia.
  6. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 23 July 2013 10: 17 New
    +4
    Army of Estonia-Lithuania-Latvia ?? no, have not heard.....
    1. Bigriver
      Bigriver 23 July 2013 12: 15 New
      +2
      Quote: Dwarfik
      Army of Estonia-Lithuania-Latvia ?? no, have not heard.....

      Well, what are you ... fellow
      They have a rich history!
      Here, for example, a tanka’s dog went on a camping trip.
      Azhna the whole company ...
  7. Leisure
    Leisure 23 July 2013 10: 19 New
    +6
    Dead end branch of development. , could completely abandon the army, and thereby save money. The army is contraindicated to such "states".
  8. sasha.28blaga
    sasha.28blaga 23 July 2013 10: 21 New
    +5
    Do they have the same language speech? And then they will argue in what language the teams will be given, they are all sovereign and independent.
  9. Alez
    Alez 23 July 2013 10: 22 New
    +9
    The new block will be called - And it is "NECESSARY" to us. The next stage will be an attack on Russia with large mechanized formations of three infantry fighting vehicles in each steam-powered. 5 airships and 3 hang gliders will be covered from the air. The elite units of the Forest Brothers and the rehabilitated Nazis, suppressing all sprats, will suppress the centers of resistance.
  10. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 23 July 2013 10: 23 New
    +7
    The armies of the Baltic countries do not scare anyone and do not need anyone, including local residents.
    But the territory is a good springboard for aggression against Russia and Belarus.
    Combined scooter fighters and bicycles will only interfere with the aggressors.
  11. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 23 July 2013 10: 24 New
    +8
    In vain do you scold the Balts, any article about new initiatives in Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia gives a charge of good mood for the whole day, with its delusionality and irrationality they are able to cheer up on the most cloudy day.
  12. Sochi
    Sochi 23 July 2013 10: 37 New
    +6
    What difference does Russia have - three gopniks hang out individually or together? in any case, these are poor gopniks.
  13. Lexagun
    Lexagun 23 July 2013 11: 11 New
    +5
    Uh ... Is there an army in the Baltic states?

    SS men?
  14. erased
    erased 23 July 2013 11: 58 New
    +3
    The Baltic armies gathered together, all two tanks and three aircraft. This is not a joke ...
  15. Gato
    Gato 23 July 2013 12: 33 New
    +3
    You are all evil. Well, the little one is poking around in the sandbox - let him pampering himself, if only he wouldn’t interfere with his squeal with the adult uncles about drinking beer and talking about jest.
  16. Horn
    Horn 23 July 2013 13: 19 New
    +6
    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2013/078/twxr90.jpg
    The united army of the Baltic states came to declare war on Russia.
    1. rpek32
      rpek32 23 July 2013 14: 06 New
      +1
      and what kind of harvesters on the right in the background? laughing
    2. chaban13
      chaban13 23 July 2013 14: 55 New
      0
      This in my army of Sweden (or Finland) in the exercises
  17. vadson
    vadson 23 July 2013 13: 35 New
    +2
    swan cancer and pike, no?
  18. 128mgb
    128mgb 23 July 2013 14: 27 New
    +5
    “If you look at Russia, it has doubled its weapons in the last four years, and constant reconnaissance flights near NATO’s airspace, and the last violation of the Estonian air border - all that defense needs to be developed,” he added.
    Well, buy a pair of used Abrams and double your weapons.
  19. ratuld
    ratuld 23 July 2013 14: 45 New
    0
    Of course, funny and inadequate. Nobody needs these territories with populations of different types. Ports and infrastructure can be redeemed and there is no need to fight for this.
    The Lithuanians are essentially relatives of the Prussians, Poles, Kashubians, Ruthenians, Belarusians, Russians (units), Ukrainians.
    Estonians are identical to Ingermanlanders-Karelians-Veps-Izhors and other residents of the Leningrad Pskov and Novgorod provinces.
    Well, and who was going to fight with whom?
    1. Bigriver
      Bigriver 23 July 2013 17: 43 New
      0
      Quote: ratuld

      Lithuanians are ...
      Estonians are ...
      Well, and who was going to fight with whom?

      The name of them is Chud, that they’re weird until they lose consciousness smile
      Fools, in a word. But they had the opportunity to preserve their identity. But, it seems, they ask her ... t.
      Small countries with Polish ambition are a diagnosis.
  20. Max otto
    Max otto 23 July 2013 18: 39 New
    +1
    It seems to me that of the Baltic states, Estonians are the most stupid. They do not understand that there are even fewer of them even with children and pensioners than Russian policemen in neighboring regions. These degenerates do not understand that if someone needed their land, they would have been occupied for a long time. Here are the most intelligent Latvians, they cut through everything, and because EU dates military expenses to them, then they include everything in a row, cars for the president, ambulances and all kinds of garbage for the citizen, and they contain a symbolic army, all the same, it will not stop anyone, and they can maintain order.
  21. Navuxonastupil
    Navuxonastupil 23 July 2013 19: 36 New
    0
    Those interested can search for the term "Limitrophs", it fully reveals the essence of the countries of the Khlebaltiki! what
    For those who are lazy to watch, MGIMO Professor A. D. Bogaturov claims [5] that Russian political scientist V. L. Tsymbursky introduced the word into modern political jargon, who defined it as

    “A standard geopolitical term for territories along the outskirts of an empire, mediating its relations with an alien world and often having a dual, blurred status.”

    The word is used as a political cliché when they want to emphasize the disproportionality of state entities

    Russia and the Baltic States: competent answers to the historical claims of the Limitrophs

    In the Baltic countries, this usage is considered a manifestation of chauvinism, for it compares Russia with the Roman Empire, and the Baltic countries with wild territories.

    In Russia, a number of politicians and commentators use the term to refer to the republics bordering Russia after the collapse of the USSR.

    It should be noted that outside of Russia the word is used exclusively in the context of the history of the Roman Empire.
  22. Zhenya
    Zhenya 23 July 2013 20: 33 New
    0
    I just "cry"
  23. cobalt
    cobalt 23 July 2013 20: 55 New
    0
    Here it is the formidable Estonian army, the whole assembly is going to connect with friends in the Baltic states
  24. Max otto
    Max otto 23 July 2013 22: 21 New
    +2
    And this is their teaching.
  25. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 23 July 2013 23: 36 New
    0
    The public is concerned that the Estonian military has 1 (one) tank)))

    In the event of a military danger, the fighting vehicle of the formidable Estonian army is capable of causing a serious traffic jam on Tallinn Highway as a result of its stop after the use of the Molotov Cocktail special equipment)))

    To be honest, hot Estonian guys would do what they do well - raising cows.

    And Estonian cheeses are very tasty!

    PS Is that Tallinn far?
  26. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 23 July 2013 23: 38 New
    +1
    An interesting fact.

    Do you know whom Estonians consider the most stupid people? But they didn’t guess! Finns!

    Do you know whom the Finns consider the most stupid? That's right - Estonians!


    Paradox?