The commander of the Estonian armed forces, General Martin Herem, assessed that in terms of the defense readiness of the army, his country is increasingly similar to Israel. He believes that the end of the war between Russia and Ukraine will come when Russia “ceases to be such a large and powerful state.”
– No one can predict what will happen tomorrow. However, history tells us that we must be on constant alert. Seeing what is happening today on UkraineI know that we will also be able to stop the aggressor – said Gen. Herem, quoted by the “Postimees” daily.
– Israel we remind you in this respect that we are always ready for whatever may happen, “he added.
They can count on the help of allies
The Constitution of the Republic of Estonia provides for compulsory compulsory military service for all physically and mentally sound male citizens. The duration of conscription is 8 or 11 months, depending on the education and position that the armed forces provide to the conscript. Reserve soldiers are called in for training every few years; mobilized in times of war.
The commander of the Estonian armed forces noted that the country can also count on the help of its allies, and almost two thousand stationed in Estonia military from others NATO countries “he’s not going anywhere.” – Looking at the recent years, we see that when the threat from Russia increased, the number of soldiers arriving in Estonia also increased – he noted.
Gen. Herem also commented on the current phase war in Ukraine, saying that “the end (of the conflict) will come when Russia ceases to be such a large and powerful state.” “Russia should simply break up into smaller countries that will not have such power and such ambitions,” he said.
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