Estonian military threatens Russia with "high cost" for attack


Over the past four years in Estonia, which lives on subsidies from the European Union, it has become very fashionable to talk about increasing military spending. Now the Estonian military wanted to become the foremost members of the NATO bloc.


The commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, Major General Martin Herem, said that his country, so that it could hold out for a long time under the attacks of the Russian Armed Forces, needs to increase military spending to 6,5% of GDP. At the same time, he was upset that such a level of allocated budgetary funds could not be achieved either now or in the foreseeable future. The Estonian military leader announced this on the air of the Vikerraadio radio station (a subdivision of the ERR).

The general noted that Russia is the biggest threat to Estonia. In his opinion, the power of the RF Armed Forces is enormous and Moscow, when favorable conditions appeared, did not hesitate to use this tool to achieve its goals in Ukraine and Georgia.

To repel an attack by the Russians, Estonians will need long-range cannon and rocket artillery, medium-range air defense systems and the navy. In addition, an additional six ground brigades will be needed to the existing forces and the ability to deploy all of the above, including mobilization, in a few days.

The attack on Estonia must come at a great cost

He said menacingly.

The general clarified that the main goal of the Estonian Defense Forces is "containment". Now Estonia can only maintain the combat readiness of the existing forces and means.

Only vehicle maintenance costs 30 million euros per year

- he explained.

According to him, according to the plan, Estonia should have two combat-ready infantry brigades. One is already available, and the second will appear within the next two years.

Two naval reconnaissance aircraft are already in service. Ground protection equipment has been significantly improved. The command of the special operations is prepared, the sailors are also ready to perform tasks. Personnel are being trained on the use of Eurospike ATGMs, communication systems are being developed, and soon six modern 155-mm South Korean K9 Thunder self-propelled guns will appear in service. The fruits of the effort will be seen in 2022

- reported the general.

The general stressed that over the past four years, the fighting efficiency of the Estonian units has increased. He hopes that the government will not "cut" the national defense development plan and it will be approved in March-April 2021.
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  1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 23 January 2021 16: 58
    +14
    Khutor imagines himself a death star.
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 23 January 2021 17: 13
    +9
    If Estonia increases defense spending to 6,5% of GDP, then there is no need to attack, it will collapse itself.
    But in this case, no one will capture it, because, as in FIG, no one needs it.
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 23 January 2021 17: 18
    +3
    Yes, he fights to the death for his income ...
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 23 January 2021 17: 19
    +3
    Actually, all this reminds of an old Odessa folk song, about how a grandmother dreams of being raped by raiders.
    "Ots tots, inverted, grandma is healthy, ok tots, inverts, eating compote ..."
    and so on ... Not hard to find on the Internet.
    Well, it's not bad to dream.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 23 January 2021 17: 26
    +2


    This is the same case, just about Estonia.
  6. Dimy4 Offline Dimy4
    Dimy4 (Dmitriy) 23 January 2021 17: 53
    +1
    Bliin, trouble, everything, crawled under the table!belay
  7. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 23 January 2021 18: 31
    +7
    And where is our "Toragoy Drukh" Vladest? It would be interesting to know his opinion. How is it all in the metal there they have. Is there enough fire potion, is the armor oiled with fat? Otherwise, God forbid, war, and they are not ready there.
  8. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 23 January 2021 19: 22
    .
    In the headline the military in the text is the opinion of one. I would like the scribblers to replicate the official state statements accepted for execution. And then soon the drunken delirium will be passed off as reality. It is not even mentioned that the attack on Estonia is not a war between the Russian Federation and Estonia, but there will be a war between the Russian Federation and NATO.
    I should have said that such a war is not real.
    I would also like to know how much Estonia, which lives on EU subsidies, needs this subsidized money to pay people an average salary of 1400 euros per month and a pension for pensioners of 500 euros. De still that the residents would buy themselves cars as much as 550 units per 1000 inhabitants. There is definitely a magician in Estonia.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 23 January 2021 19: 29
      +6
      Vladest... I see that you do not burn with the desire to fight, and you are right. NATO will not fight big Russia because of small Estonia. smile
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 23 January 2021 20: 07
        -7
        Quote: isofat
        I see that you do not burn with the desire to fight,

        Are you burning with the desire to fight?
        With those figures for the growth of the Russian economy, it lags behind permanently not only from potential competitors, but even from little things like Estonia without a war.
        Putin, what did he tell you? Give growth above the world average of 3,5%, and you barely yielded 1,3%.
        Estonia 4,3%. 2019 Everyone is growing faster.
        Read the NATO Charter. An attack on any NATO country is an attack on all NATO.
        Otherwise, the fate of Georgia and Ukraine would have long been the fate of Estonia.
        1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 23 January 2021 21: 56
          0
          Quote: Vladest
          An attack on any NATO country is an attack on all NATO. Otherwise, the fate of Georgia and Ukraine would have long been the fate of Estonia.

          Blessed is he who visited this world in its fateful moments ... Russia was asleep and saw how to attack poor Georgia, and the country 404. She felt such a personal dislike that ... it’s ridiculous to listen to. If the Russian Federation really wanted this, it would not leave a stone unturned.
          Do you really believe that someone will intercede for the Balts? As in the 40th - they will express dissatisfaction and piss ... Have you built airspace control facilities for them? Do you transfer data to the air defense of Europe? And nothing else is needed from you ...
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 23 January 2021 22: 23
            -7
            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            Do you really believe that somebody will intercede for the Balts?

            I believe. There is no need for great intelligence. If you allow to seize with impunity, then you can allow half of the World to seize. How are you with LOGIC? And there are problems with History too. In the 30s the Fuehrer was allowed, which obviously led to what you know.
            Russia has already paid many billions for Crimea. Maybe from the North. stream 2 start counting. 15 billion at the end of 2020.
            1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
              Piramidon (Stepan) 23 January 2021 22: 56
              +4
              Quote: Vladest
              If given with impunity to seize

              In the beginning, you need to ask the question, why does Russia need these Chukhonts in order to attack and capture them? All these tantrums are just to knock the loot out of the EU and NATO.
            2. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
              Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 23 January 2021 23: 35
              +2
              Quote: Vladest
              How are you with LOGIC?

              I'm fine, and with tactics, and planning, and logic, no one complained.
              Do you compare the Union / Russia with the Nazis? Not beguiled anything, go down to the ground. Like shedding tears for the bastards from the 15th division? Live as you are allowed and continue to transfer diapers out of fear - and do not count other people's opportunities

              Quote: Piramidon
              one has to ask the question, why does Russia need these Chukhonts in order to attack and seize them?
          2. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 24 January 2021 10: 40
            -3
            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            Russia slept and saw how to attack poor Georgia, and the 404 country.

            The fact of the matter is that no one wants to attack anyone. But everywhere there is someone who would like it. Especially among the military, well, it's not even realistic, but to scare. You look and they will give more money. Warriors live off the budget.
            Now you can inflict damage on the enemy without war. Hackers have worked in the US with billions of damage. Blocked North. the flow is also damaging billions. Who will outrun whom.
            1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
              Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 24 January 2021 11: 00
              0
              Quote: Vladest
              Especially among the military, well, it's not even realistic, but to scare. You look and they will give more money.

              Excuse me - after such statements, you are trying to blame for all the fears of the world on the Russian Federation? Show it to your likely partners, they live off this and they drag you into this fornicator, frankly substituting it for distribution.

              Quote: Vladest
              does not want to attack. But everywhere there is someone who would like it

              You seem to see individual episodes correctly, only the general picture is inverted, in accordance with other people's interests. It is provocations that strain the Russian Federation, which does not want to be the first, and, frankly, cannot. If you have forgotten: the war of the three eights was not started by Russia; the events in Crimea were not started by Russia - the world really wants to return the marked / ebn - they merged everything and everyone, and the colonel turned out to be different.
              And as for the Baltic states - why should the Russian Federation seize this territory by force? Then what? Continuous negative consequences and no pluses. If you lived with your own mind - it would be easier for everyone
    2. Shadow041 Offline Shadow041
      Shadow041 24 January 2021 10: 23
      +3
      You'd better think about which wizard will help you if your seizure authorities bring the situation to war with the Russian Federation. Apparently your general is out of his mind and does not know what a volumetric explosion warhead is. To smash your military bases and cities of the Russian Federation, even tactical nuclear weapons are not required, and no one is going to play with you with a shootout from small arms, we do not need captured descendants of the uncut SS members
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 24 January 2021 10: 49
        -5
        Quote: Shadow041
        You'd better think about which wizard will help you if your seizure authorities bring the situation to war with the Russian Federation.

        Everything is OK with us. And GDP growth and rising living standards. You need to think about wizards.
        See the percentage of GDP for defense. And only then draw a conclusion, whose power is epileptic. Got it? One must live with knowledge, not emotions as a woman. Russia 3,9%. In the EU, they beg to spend 2%, but many do not even reach that.
        I've said it here many times. Russia is slowing down even without a war. All of its potential competitors are growing faster. And since we are behind, it will be more and more difficult to catch up. Logics!
        1. Shadow041 Offline Shadow041
          Shadow041 24 January 2021 11: 03
          +3
          Either because of your `` raising the standard of living '' young people are dumping from the Baltics in all directions, but you have no choice but to live. Your countries have long turned into Sprat Extinctions, and you are all drawing us figs. After all, now you don't even have sprat left, in Russia there are enough of its own, but the EU does not buy, they are considered junk food there. You compare the average income of your citizens and the cost of prices, including housing and communal services. You will soon live up to your origins, when your ancestors ate acorns from hunger
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 24 January 2021 11: 24
            -4
            Quote: Shadow041
            Die out, and all of you, we are drawing '

            Russia https://ng.ach.gov.ru/ For the first seven months of 2020 minus 316 thousand population. In a year it will be under 600. Here is Estonia. In Estonia, the population grew in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
            So before looking for straw in someone else's eye, look in the mirror, maybe you have a LOG in your eye?

            1. Shadow041 Offline Shadow041
              Shadow041 24 January 2021 11: 29
              +4
              You and those like you have been burying Russia for hundreds of years. I remember one type on the Nevsland website, who wrote that the Russian Federation would not last until May 2014, it would fall apart. I say hello to him, if he is here, as you can see, Russia is alive and will outlive you all, and your Chubais, the time will come, in Russia they will still hang on lanterns for their crimes against Russia and its population. As for the growth of your population, it exists only on paper, because the incomes of your countries are declining, and the EU will not keep you on subsidies forever, so you will face tough times. I'm not talking about the fact that the Yankees need you only as cannon fodder
              1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
                Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 24 January 2021 15: 10
                +2
                Quote: Shadow041
                I'm not even talking about the fact that the Yankees need you only as cannon fodder

                Well, how are you so not democratically, especially to a comrade who believes that they will be protected, rush into battle because of them and will fight ... Let's speak tactically competently: after in '97 the Americans dragged the Baltic states into the BaltNet project and, at the expense of the Baltic states, began to develop airspace surveillance , aka pushed the warning line of the air defense of Europe for half an hour of flight of the strike aircraft to the east ... everything else is a fairy tale for the sick. And if it is strategically competent, then why does anyone need this geographic dead end, without them and for them everything will be decided.
      2. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 24 January 2021 11: 05
        +1
        Quote: Shadow041
        You'd better think about which wizard will help you if your seizure authorities bring the situation to war with the Russian Federation. Apparently your general has lost his mind and ...

        At the dawn of the restoration of independence, the people were more logical and understood everything about their position on the globe. And the general, having gone through all the stages of training according to Amerov's templates, simply ceased to be a general of his country: he is a general ... Sad, very sad
  9. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 23 January 2021 20: 31
    +6
    how scary it is to live in the world, even the Chukhonts are threatening to hang them, the Russian has no one to even attack
    1. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
      Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 23 January 2021 20: 40
      0
      they forgot about Mongolia ..
      1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) 23 January 2021 20: 41
        +1
        do we need Mongols too?
  10. oderih Offline oderih
    oderih (Alex) 24 January 2021 02: 06
    +1
    I see it was fun here. Chukhon begins to anneal. Flint!))
  11. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 24 January 2021 06: 40
    0
    Quote: rotkiv04
    do we need Mongols too?

    as the saying goes "a lot is not a little" ... let it be, you never know what ... but at the same time we'll see who will fit in for her ..
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  13. Friend of the People_2 (Kirill Vetrov) April 1 2021 00: 03
    0
    Small republics always hide behind the back of the strong, this is the policy of Georgia. This is a policy of survival. This policy has no justice, good or bad memory, and only its own skin matters. Which is one. One wrong move and all the people can go to Siberia or the bare steppe, or simply burn them in the ovens.