Estonia Ready to Build Facilities for US Troops, Says Defense Minister ({{commentsTotal}})


Defense Minister Sven Mikser said at the Festival of Opinion Culture, the Arvamusfestival, in Paide over the weekend that Estonia is ready to invest in military infrastructure if NATO would station more troops in the country.

“The government's stance is that if the allies say what type of training facilities and infrastructure is needed to train with Estonian troops, then we will build them,” Mikser said.

He said the crisis in Ukraine has proved advance warning systems to be unreliable and troops stationed in the Baltics would play a critical role.

Additional troops should give the nations more anti-air capabilities and set up a headquarters to direct reinforcements if the need arises.

Mikser said that Russia's actions do not merit an alarmist response, and NATO is far more powerful than Russia and invests more into defense development.

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long

Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: