In 2017 France will place in Estonia 300 soldiers, 5 tanks Leclerc and 13 infantry fighting vehicles.
About this French defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told his Estonian colleague Hannes Hanso , at a meeting in the framework of the security forum in Halifax the canadian, writes DW.com.
Both Ministers assured each other of their desire to build trust and alliances.
It is necessary to strengthen «the defense of Europe, increasing NATO’s military presence in the Baltic sea region and especially in the bordering countries-members of NATO», — said the Estonian Minister, according to the portal of the Estonian broadcasting ERR.
The French division will be part of the battalion battle group, NATO, under British command, which will be deployed in the city of Tapa.
About the transfer to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland four battalions of NATO, it became known in October 2016.
Command of the battalion of NATO in Latvia will take on Canada, Estonia, UK, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, the leadership part will carry US.
The decision to send in the Baltic States and Poland soldiers of the Alliance made for defensive purposes, has been repeatedly emphasized in NATO.
We will note, earlier in Estonia and also in Finland was recorded suspicious activity citizens of the Russian Federation, which are massively buying up real estate.
Estonia agreed with France on the placement of additional groups of military and armored vehicles on its territory 20.11.2016