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Estonian Minister of Defence: With their presence at sea, the Allies show their vigilance and readiness

19. October 2023 - 20:12

The NATO decision to increase patrols on the Baltic Sea and in the regional air space shows that the Allies are vigilant and ready for action, if needed, said Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur.

„The decision does not mean that there is an increased military threat. Instead, it shows that relations between Allies are strong and NATO as a whole sees the protection of critical infrastructure as an important issue,“ said Pevkur.

On Thursday evening, NATO announced that a fleet of four NATO minehunters has been dispatched to the region. Two allied minehunters will reach Estonia tomorrow.

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