By Catherine Hardy
A plane carrying more than 50 French soldiers has arrived at the Amari Air Base in Estonia.
The arrival marks the beginning of the deployment of nearly 300 French troops to the British-led multinational NATO battalion.
France is contributing tanks, vehicles and artillery.
“First, we are expecting to train our inter-operability with the British Army and the Estonian Army to improve our level,” said Colonel Michel De Mesmay. “It is the reason why we come here with a lot of equipment such as the Maiden battle tank and infantry fighting vehicles in order to carry out a robust training.”
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