The commanders of the Estonian Defence Forces and the Defense League decided on Friday evening to assess the readiness of the peacetime units of the Defence League's volunteer corps in the context of the military’s spring exercises.
The aim of the readiness exercise was to check the chain of information of the Defence League as well as the readiness of its units, Defence League commander Brig. Gen. Meelis Kiili said in a press release.
"Let me assure everyone that there is no immediate threat to the security of the Estonian state in the near future. With a snap exercise like this, we want to show the Estonian people that the Defence League works, and that the people living in Estonia can feel safe here,” Kiili said.
During the exercise, Defence League members would rehearse communication and mobilization procedures, involving the relocation of several units.
A snap exercise involving the whole peacetime structure of the Estonian Defence Forces training its readiness to respond to potential threats started on Thursday morning.
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