Defense committee chair stresses importance of Warsaw summit ({{commentsTotal}})

News
News

NATO's Warsaw summit, held on July 8-9, formalized long-term decisions which, according to Chairman of the Riigikogu's National Defence Committee Marko Mihkelson, are important to the security of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as well as reinforce common defense and deterrence capabilities.

"NATO made historic decisions which will bring at least battalion-size allied battle groups here on a permanent rotational basis, and this will strengthen both our defense and deterrence capabilities," Mihkelson said at Monday's committee session.

"The presence in our region of battle units from several NATO countries demonstrates the alliance's solidarity in defending member states' territorial integrity, which affirms the real strength of Article 5," the Riigikogu press service quoted Mihkelson as saying. "For quicker implementation of policy decisions, it is now necessary to make well thought out arrangements in matters related to the logistics of NATO units' presence and infrastructure development."

During Monday's session, Mihkelson stressed that decisions made at the recent Warsaw summit will have a long-term effect on Estonia's defense capabilities, and that they will serve as the basis of both the nation's defense and deterrence posture and the National Defence Committee's future activity.

Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{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
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
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: news@err.ee