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NATO accepts offer to use Estonian air base

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NATO accepts offer to use Estonian air baseThe North Atlantic Alliance accepted Tallinn’s proposal to use the Estonian air base to house additional NATO airplanes, said Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas at a joint press conference with Alliance Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday.


"Estonia offered its base in маmari as the second point of basing for NATO air patrols, and we are pleased that this proposal was accepted yesterday by the Allies," said Rõivas, quoted by RIA "News».

On Tuesday, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that additional NATO aircraft to patrol the Baltic countries could be deployed at the Estonian air base.

Paet welcomed the increase in the number of aircraft participating in the mission to protect the airspace of the Baltic States and proposed an air base at Ämari near Tallinn as an additional air force base.

Due to the political crisis in Ukraine, NATO strengthened its air defense mission in the Baltic States.

In addition to the four US Air Force F-15C fighter jets, in the order of rotation of the watch now carrying the air base in Lithuania, six additional F-15C fighter jets were sent there, as well as two KC-135 tanker aircraft, in addition to their readiness to send their aircraft to strengthen the mission reported the United Kingdom, Denmark, Portugal, France and Germany.

At the air base in Ämari, where the MiG-23 fighters were based in Soviet times, a large-scale reconstruction was completed in 2012, during which the runway, taxiways, braking system for airplanes, and navigation systems were installed and built administrative buildings.

The Baltic countries do not have aircraft suitable for air patrols; therefore, since April 2004 - after their entry into NATO - the airspace of the North Atlantic Alliance countries, which are based in Lithuania at Zokniai airfield five kilometers from Shaulyai, are engaged in rotation.

A statement after the first day of the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels said that the member countries of the alliance agreed to urgently develop measures to strengthen the military contingent.

In addition, NATO announced the suspension of military and civilian practical cooperation with Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine.

On Sunday, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking about the prospects of entry into NATO of a number of countries, stressed that the process of expanding the organization to the east will continue and the alliance will strengthen its partnership with Ukraine.
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  1. Antibrim
    Antibrim April 4 2014 14: 47
    +15
    They wouldn’t surprise us at all if they were to spoil Estonia.
    1. zanoza
      zanoza April 4 2014 14: 56
      +7
      Another round of Atirossian hysteria and horror stories... Maybe Western friends will give money for "diarrhea treatment".
      Jackals!
      1. cat 1970
        cat 1970 April 4 2014 15: 09
        +12
        But these are not horror stories: "Spread! Repost PMOP" Berkut "is the stronghold of the country's tranquility !!! ATTENTION !! We can not get through to our own people! Most likely it is! Information from the subscriber !!! Urgently !!! Of the Kiev Berkut, who left in the morning to the building of the main department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. 100 people and hold the defense there. I don't know yet whether they seized the weapons of the regional department. But the fact that they are now blocked by the Right Sector is yes! The SS is preparing to storm the building. The barricaded officers are calling employees from Berkut from other regions with a request for help! Vostok, get up! They won't come out of there alive ... Tomorrow Avakov plans to speak out and announce that all the killers of the heavenly hundred have been caught. Do you understand who is being framed? silt terror of families. I have a contact phone number for the guys - 0956346110 Igor! Here's my number: +380502900501. In Kiev began to arrest the soldiers of the special forces "Berkut"
    2. voldmis
      voldmis April 4 2014 15: 04
      +1
      Western litter. So they strive to get up more comfortably in the "sic" position.
      1. bilbao92
        bilbao92 April 4 2014 20: 30
        -5
        What kind of litter are they? NATO is a civilized military structure, unlike your schizoid Pukin, who did not play enough war games in his childhood, and now he imagines himself a strategist. The idiot, along with all his elite, who does not consider you people, who abandoned his soldiers in Crimea, who blows up cities and dumps everything on Chechens, who unleashed the massacre in Chechnya, destroyed Abkhazia, Transnistria, and now Crimea ...
        Glory to Ukraine!
        1. woron333444
          woron333444 April 4 2014 21: 36
          +4
          it’s you who threw the soldiers in the Crimea, because they are leaving you, prosrali Ukraine and look for the extreme. Themselves shot at their Maidan, and substitute Golden Eagle. JUDAH
        2. APASUS
          APASUS April 4 2014 21: 42
          +2
          Quote: bilbao92
          A fool along with all his elite who does not consider you to be people

          As for who people do not consider it straight to the point.
          Feel strongly like a man ??
          Country gender worksanywhere just not in Ukraine.Birthrate like an epidemic.Salary so that they don’t die. The army is like a herd. Economy is on the verge of collapse.
          Politicians are thieves.
          And then a man from Ukraine began to speak out in defense of human values ​​in Russia.
          Monomakh hat is not the brain does not crush dear ??
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 4 2014 19: 44
      0
      Quote: AntiBrim
      They wouldn’t surprise us at all if they were to spoil Estonia.


      I suspect that with this affair all Estonians have just blown the very tomatoes ... and they also enjoy it ...
    4. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa April 4 2014 21: 43
      0
      bored with legs from impotent malice.
  2. awg75
    awg75 April 4 2014 14: 49
    +2
    one word - the Chaldeans
  3. Bayonet
    Bayonet April 4 2014 14: 49
    +3
    “Estonia has proposed its base in Emari as the second base for NATO air patrols, and we are glad that this proposal was accepted yesterday by the Allies,” said Rõivas, quoted by RIA Novosti.
    Prostitutes - the other does not come to mind!
    1. Lantau
      Lantau April 4 2014 15: 06
      +3
      Estonia, by definition, cannot offer anything. She was told to offer.
      Prostitutes - the other does not come to mind!

      But this is true, I agree to all 100 !!!
    2. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ April 4 2014 15: 25
      +3
      In response to the anti-Russian actions of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, it is necessary to use anti-Baltic economic measures. Let the people of the Baltic states be responsible for the actions of their chosen governments. Then they may begin to ask pragmatic policies from elected leaders of states.
  4. svp67
    svp67 April 4 2014 14: 51
    +7
    300 km from the Pskov Airborne Division - yes, such a "gift" was never dreamed of ...
    1. bif
      bif April 4 2014 14: 58
      +15
      Quote: svp67
      300 km from the Pskov Airborne Division - yes, such a "gift" was never dreamed of ...

      To maintain the theme of the Airborne Forces, allow sharing the memories of a friend.

      "... It so happened that I had a chance to participate in the same project with real people. Good guys, pros. For six months, while the project was going on, we managed to make friends. I caught my tongue with a guy with whom we were leading the same topic. Of course, we shared who is cooler, the first satellite, the lunar program, planes, weapons, etc.
      And I asked my expected question:
      - Tell me, American, why are you so afraid of us, you have lived in Russia for six months, you saw everything yourself, there are no bears here on the street and no one drives tanks?
      - ABOUT! I will explain it! This was explained to us by the sergeant instructor, when I served in the US National Guard, this instructor went through many hot spots, he went to the hospital twice and twice because of the Russians. He always told us that Russia is the only and most terrible enemy.
      The first time it was in 1991, in Afghanistan it was the first business trip, young, not yet fired, he helped civilians when the Russians decided to destroy the mountain village.
      - Wait! I interrupted. We ALREADY were not in 87 in Afghanistan.
      - We, too, were NOT in 91 in Afghanistan, but I don’t see the point in not believing him. Listen up!
      And I listened, in front of me was not a peaceful young engineer, but an American veteran.
      “I provided security, the Russians were no longer in Afghanistan, the locals began to fight with each other, our task was to organize a redeployment to the area of ​​the friendly partisan detachment we controlled, everything went according to plan, but two Russian helicopters appeared in the sky, why and why I didn’t I know. Having made a U-turn, they were rebuilt and began to enter our positions. A volley of stingers, the Russians left behind the ridge. I managed to take a position behind a heavy machine gun, I waited for Russian cars to appear from behind the ridge, and a good line will benefit them. And the Russian helicopter did not keep itself waiting, it appeared, but not from behind the ridge, but from below from the gorge and hovered in 30 meters from me. I desperately shook the trigger and saw the bullets from the glass bouncing sparks. I saw a Russian pilot smiling.

      I woke up already at the base. Light concussion. Later they told me that the pilot felt sorry for me, among the Russians it was considered a sign of skill, to get rid of the locals and keep the European alive, why I don’t know, and I don’t believe it. Leaving behind enemy lines capable of a surprise is stupid, and Russians are not stupid.
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      1. Smiles to you
        Smiles to you April 4 2014 19: 31
        +1
        I didn’t master everything, but for the labors ... + ... hi
  5. KAPITANUS
    KAPITANUS April 4 2014 14: 51
    +16
    We offer Russia to deploy its air forces at the Tiraspol airfield in Transnistria. The climate is excellent, until Romania 10-15 min. there is infrastructure, from the 14th Army there are still hangars, underground storage facilities, etc. Welcome!
  6. Voenruk
    Voenruk April 4 2014 14: 53
    +7
    But who needs them with their sprats) Western henchmen. Block them gas and all. Yes, and the ports do not ship.
    1. Coffee_time
      Coffee_time April 4 2014 15: 08
      +3
      And also Rosselkhoznadzor to incite
      1. Nonik
        Nonik April 5 2014 00: 15
        +1
        Quote: Coffee_time
        And also Rosselkhoznadzor to incite

        Already set, in their pork "something is wrong".
  7. Rubmolot
    Rubmolot April 4 2014 14: 53
    +3
    The Turkestan is worse than a Turk!
  8. konvalval
    konvalval April 4 2014 14: 54
    +2
    Surely they are afraid of air strikes from the military-deceased forces of Ukraine, betrayed by Russia from the Crimea.
  9. Siberian19
    Siberian19 April 4 2014 14: 54
    +6
    Do they want to intimidate us? And then we’ll get rid of the fear of what we’ve done! laughing
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 April 4 2014 15: 09
      +1
      So "THIS" ... will be NATURAL, perhaps even without GMOs - "fertilizer" ... They will sell to GayROPE, there will be at least some benefit ... well, or they will manure their fields ...
  10. serjant4
    serjant4 April 4 2014 14: 56
    +2
    Well, are they so stupid? Suddenly, we’ll be the first to bomb them ...
  11. TekhnarMAF
    TekhnarMAF April 4 2014 14: 56
    +4
    Well accepted and what? Who asked the common people thread, do they need it? I (x) bastard from the gnomes in power - gentlemen "those in power", they told you from behind the hill how to live on ?!
  12. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you April 4 2014 14: 56
    +2
    Oh, you must! The Yankers, the Baltic states, were so broken. Finally, they blabbed. Here they have joyful pants ...
  13. kelevra
    kelevra April 4 2014 14: 57
    +3
    Estonians hope that this will be a kind of protection, supposedly from the Russians. And it turns out that this is another goal for our Iskanders! Estonians probably just sold out for some millions of rents!
    1. Freemason
      Freemason April 4 2014 15: 19
      +3
      Most likely they came to them and said: We need territory, we will protect you!
      - Ahhh ... from .... komoooooo?
      - How from whom? from Ryusky!
      - Eeee nuuu .. yeahhh we agree ....
  14. Stinger
    Stinger April 4 2014 14: 57
    +4
    Intimacy is not offered?
  15. chastener
    chastener April 4 2014 15: 02
    +1
    So it is not far from the events of 1962. For reference, read about the Cuban missile crisis, especially Operation Anadyr. soldier
  16. skyil
    skyil April 4 2014 15: 03
    +2
    Well, sprats, it’s time for you to make a sprat with a sprat! All your life stick out on the handbrake belay
  17. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 April 4 2014 15: 05
    +1
    As already fed up with all these "partners" - JACKALS, eager to tear to pieces Russia.
    I wish all of them, spiteful critics, that all kinds of "colored" and black-and-white, "striped" and other "revolutions" would have happened, that they would be busy with their "worries", and they would not have time for other people's "problems."
  18. Koresh
    Koresh April 4 2014 15: 06
    +1
    They will guard Estonian Air Force kites))
  19. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 4 2014 15: 09
    +1
    Why did our military experts not go with any observers from the UN to saw the brave Baltic states that now this is a global military threat?
    It's time to act by theirs methods for a long time, otherwise they do what they want, and we often make excuses.
  20. desant_doktor
    desant_doktor April 4 2014 15: 16
    +3
    Damn, nothing at all. 10 fighters and two zaprschik. In Estonia. This is not even funny. That is what is surprising. It seems that the Estonians are seriously convinced that the mattresses will subscribe for them if they smell fried. And further. Is it really not clear that air defense bases are the goals of the first strike? That is, the country's leadership somehow turned off the instinct of self-preservation on a national scale.
  21. Freemason
    Freemason April 4 2014 15: 16
    +6
    Well, Estonians ... Cowards and subtleties of the USA. How are you all, all of us are afraid of us ... But the Russians never attacked first. But they didn’t let anything down! The Nazis and the Tatar-Mongol yoke and the Swedes and Napoleon and the Turks remember this. Yes, we had sad moments in history when we retreated, but everything was only due to traitors who made their way to power. But if, we were seriously offended, for some reason we suddenly found ourselves in the enemy capital ....
  22. razved
    razved April 4 2014 15: 19
    +2
    Extra expense for NATO. This is good.
  23. Sergey Vl.
    Sergey Vl. April 4 2014 15: 20
    +4
    Estonia has always been not only for Estonians: Danes, Swedes, Germans, Russians. Now the Americans. Not a country, but ...
  24. Turkir
    Turkir April 4 2014 15: 41
    0
    Westonians - Estonians - EsEstonians.
    Onishchenko would quickly respond to Essston products. Can afford to hit, quickly come to their senses. What to pull?
  25. igordok
    igordok April 4 2014 16: 26
    +1
    Here it is - Estonian happiness. It's finished! Because of this base, they quarreled with Lithuania. Now - "Peace, friendship, gum!"
  26. LIS 25
    LIS 25 April 4 2014 16: 40
    0
    Another target for iskander.
  27. mig31
    mig31 April 4 2014 17: 15
    +1
    Estonia has always offered its ass without self-esteem, but why ... when American dignity is always in Estonia's ass.
  28. sv68
    sv68 April 4 2014 17: 41
    0
    and Estonians don’t want to protect themselves? Would they build a couple more pieces of air kites, would mine roads with mines of razmoznoy action, would create an accelerated-removable nolk of fast-pulling
  29. muhomor
    muhomor April 4 2014 17: 48
    0
    I don’t understand! Why do they place their planes in Emari and Zoknyai? Our S-300s from the Kaliningrad and Leningrad regions easily "get" the air space above these airfields. Airplanes taking off become visible to radars almost immediately after takeoff.
  30. Lelek
    Lelek April 4 2014 18: 06
    +2
    The motto of the wretched Chukhonts is "tere-tere", bere and yataiga bucks. bully
  31. Oml
    Oml April 4 2014 19: 24
    +1
    Thunderstorm for Russia. The best fighter in Estonia. I’ll serve now for NATO - it can heal a tooth, but they will give it to eat, otherwise I hate Russians.
  32. Leshka
    Leshka April 4 2014 19: 36
    0
    oh jump Estonians laughing
  33. woron333444
    woron333444 April 4 2014 21: 43
    +2
    There are already more of our aircraft in Belarus than in the Baltic
  34. Nonik
    Nonik April 5 2014 00: 11
    0
    Quote: bilbao92
    NATO is a civilized military structure unlike your schizoid Pukin
    This is just a masterpiece! laughing I saw a sign somewhere, either from the Poles or from the Czechs, where Bush, Obama and Putin are compared - who is the real aggressor? There, the "civilization" of Bush and Obama is simply off scale! Thousands of civilians killed, a lot of military conflicts. From NATO, a civilized structure, yes. And the "schizoid" Putin is all zero.
  35. Nonik
    Nonik April 5 2014 00: 25
    +1
    Quote: bif
    I once waited for a flight at the Detroit airport, there was a Russian family, mom, dad, daughter, also waiting for their plane. Father somewhere bought and brought the girl, three years old, hefty ice cream. She jumped with delight, clapped her hands and do you know what she screamed? Their [fucking] th RY-YAYA-AAA! Three years, he speaks badly, and already yells RYA-YAYAA-AAA!
    This is something with something, I almost burst into tears of laughter laughing
  36. mamont5
    mamont5 April 5 2014 09: 06
    0
    Well, new targets in Estonia. Masochists are some kind.