"It is good that NATO’s biggest military power is now serious about ensuring the security of the East European countries," the minister said on Sunday, adding that NATO defense ministers would discuss the matter in Brussels on June 24-25.
The Pentagon’s proposal still requires approval by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the White House.
Meanwhile, another Baltic state, Lithuania, also supported the idea of hosting heavy arms from the United States, according to the country's Defense Minister Juozas Olekas.
"We think that at least part of it [Abrams and Bradleys] will be in Lithuania and we are in a process preparing our military infrastructure, so it could be used for such pre-positioning. It is almost ready," the Lithuania's minister told Reuters Sunday.
As the proposal stands now, a company’s worth of equipment would be stored in each of the three Baltic nations: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Russia views the idea of moving US heavy weapons and materials to the Baltics and Eastern Europe as a violation of the 1997 agreement between NATO and Russia that laid the foundation for cooperation.
In that agreement, NATO pledged that, “in the current and foreseeable security environment,” it would not seek “additional permanent stationing of substantial ground combat forces” in the nations closer to Russia.