After paying respects with a moment of silence to Rifleman Israel Delaminati, who recently lost his life in an accident in Tartu, Gen. Miglietta addressed a gathering of personnel from NATO Battlegroup Estonia. He expressed his satisfaction in how the six Battlegroups under his command, deployed on the Eastern Flank of the Alliance, are implementing decision from NATO’s very highest levels and setting the best conditions for the next summit in Vilnius.
You have proved during Exercise Spring Storm 2023 that you are capable of keeping NATO’s promise of security for all. The expansion from NATO Battlegroup into a capable brigade was extremely successful.
General Miglietta also thanked the host nation, Estonia, for its outstanding support to NATO, which is tangible proof of Alliance cohesion. Estonia has made great efforts in recent years to reach the threshold of 2% of its GDP on defence expenditures, thus proving its steadfast commitment to NATO’s collective defence.
Our message goes to those who would threaten us. We are part of the greatest Alliance in the world, we will defend every inch of NATO territory,
General Miglietta said.
Before the end of the visit, General Miglietta met and talked with soldiers, praising them for their perseverance, and reviewed a static display of battlegroup equipment.