French troops to arrive in Estonia on Monday ({{commentsTotal}})

French soldiers in Paris. Photo is illustrative. Source: (Charles Platiau/Reuters/Scanpix)

Over 50 French soldiers will arrive in Estonia on Monday, marking the beginning of the deployment of nearly 300 French troops that will be joining the over 800 British soldiers to be stationed in Estonia.

The NATO battle group's equipment will include tanks scheduld to arrive in Estonia in the coming weeks, infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) as well as self-propelled artillery.

Over 200 British troops will be arriving in the country on Friday who will cooperate with members of the Estonian Defence Forces to prepare for the arrival of the remainder of the battle group.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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