The cornerstone at the construction site of a NATO military deployment complex in the Estonian town of Võru was laid by representatives of the Defense Investment Center, Defense Forces and construction firm Mapri Ehitus, ERR reported on September 30.
“Our security is ensured not only by our own defense, but also by our NATO allies, which is why we are investing €362 million in allied-related infrastructure in the coming years. Our goal is to create the best possible conditions for allies to practice with us in defending Estonia, including in South Estonia,” said Elari Kalmaru of the defense investment center.
The facility under construction will consist of eight living accommodations that can house up to 1,000 military personnel. According to the Estonian servicemen, it will allow year-round practicing the defense of the eastern borders together with NATO soldiers.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas in her speeches has repeatedly emphasized the need to strengthen the military component on the border with Russia. In this regard, the republic’s military budget for 2024 has already exceeded 3% of GDP.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency