France will send tanks and several hundred soldiers to the Russian border
In Estonia, on 23 April, will arrive nearly 3 hundred men and four tanks and twenty infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from France, shows the letter of the press service of the French Embassy in the Baltic Republic.
It is noted that military and technology will be deployed in the city of Tapa, which is only about 140 kilometers from Russian border. French military will be in Estonia during the NATO mission to strengthen the military presence of the Commonwealth in the Baltic States and Poland (FRA-EFP LYNX).
the contingent includes soldiers from the second brigade of the French army and hired soldiers of the Foreign Legion. Military equipment will be delivered by rail.
the Embassy explained that the military will stay in the Baltic Republic until the end of August this year.
Russia in the past few years informs about the unprecedented activity of NATO on its Western borders. NATO increases sentences and calls it a " deterring Russian aggression ". Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern with the increasing forces of the Commonwealth in the European Union. First the Kremlin said that the Russian Federation no one is safe, but will not leave without attention, the potential threat to its interests.