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Estonia’s defense ministry has announced the arrival of an American infantry company as part of NATO’s presence in the country.

A United States infantry company arrived in Estonia this week as part of NATO’s effort to bolster the military bloc’s eastern border with Russia, the Baltic country’s defense ministry has revealed.

A statement published on the ministry’s website on Friday said that US service members are stationed at Taara base in the town of Voru, some 20 kilometers from the Russian border.

Commenting on the US service members’ arrival, Colonel Mati Tikerpuu, the commander of the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the Estonian Defense Forces, said he expects to be able to “integrate our allies on a brigade level and gain an additional maneuver unit.”

Colonel Richard Ikena, US 1st Infantry Division Artillery Commander, said American troops are “excited to be in Estonia” and “look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder, alongside our Allies.”

The statement added that Washington is also expected to deploy a HIMARS platoon to Estonia along with associated command and control equipment and systems. Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur said this would allow Estonian troops to “learn the ropes” of operating the multiple launch rocket systems before it receives its own HIMARS units by 2025.

The ministry said the arrival of US service members would be proof of Washington’s and Tallinn’s “shared values and interests” and would serve to illustrate the “excellent defense and security relations” between the two nations.

Military officials in Tallinn put the need for an increased NATO presence in the country down to the “deteriorating security environment” in Europe and to Russia’s “unprovoked aggression” in Ukraine.

Moscow, in turn, has repeatedly condemned the buildup of the alliance’s forces on its borders and the funneling of arms into Ukraine, saying this will only prolong the conflict without changing the outcome.

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  1. US/UK/EU Army is just smaller than what Turkey can muster. They will be defeated in any real land based war. The naval might of US will not be of much help other than stopping trade. Their Airforce can do some damage but the problem is US cannot win a nuclear war with a first strike. It will be wiped out of Earth in the mutually assured destruction. WEF and Globalists cannot accept the defeat for their proxy war. That is the problem. De-dolarisation will happen and the US empire will go down in 10 years taking NZ with it.

    • that is for the usa and its ( forced) allies a war too far. It announces the demise of an inperialist world. The world might know peace at last. I agree with you. Within 10 years the us dollar will be powerless and worth what it is.

  2. One thing the Americans will be fit as they only recently fled for their lives from Afghanistan and the only reason they lived was because the mopeds chasing them were outpaced

    Yanks talk war and incite it on most every dark corner of of the world it can. But don’t do war good face to face.

    In Russia is an enemy that is mentally stronger and morally cleaner

    • yes and dispite the anti russian propaganda spread by the usa, uk and the european msm, i quite like putine and what he is doing.
      Estonians are fools. You should live in peace with your neighbours. From the usa, everybody knows that they are no beter than parasites and will suck up what it can get out of this country. They done it already with european countries

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