MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Early in March, over 100 UK troops out of planned 800 arrived in the Estonia as part of NATO's drive to boost military presence in Eastern Europe. On March 22, the first batch of UK armored vehicles also arrived in the country.
"UK military contribution clearly shows that the United Kingdom is not leaving Europe and NATO collective defense and deterrence system really works," Ratas was quoted as saying by Estonian cabinet's press service.
Ratas expressed hope that the EU-UK relations would stay strong, close and balances after UK withdrawal from the union.
"We are all interested in Brexit happening without problems," he added.
The Estonian politician also invited May to visit Estonia.
NATO has been boosting its military presence in Europe, particularly in Eastern European states, since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014, citing Russia's alleged interference in that conflict as justification for the move.