Soldiers of the British army, which maintains its garrison in Estonia as part of the NATO combat battalion group, staged a fight with residents of the city of Tapa, local newspaper Virumaa Teataja reports, citing the head of the patrol service Tauno Lempa.
вЂњAccording to preliminary data, there was a misunderstanding between foreign soldiers serving in Estonia and local men. It is now known that the soldiers were talking to one woman, which was unacceptable for local men. When the police arrived, the parties had no complaints against each other, and the situation had already calmed down. At that time, no one indicated that anyone was injured in a fight caused by a misunderstanding, вЂњ Lemper said.
A representative of the NATO battalion group confirmed the fact of the fight but urged not to rush to conclusions and judgments.
вЂњThe incident is being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment on the details of what happened at this time,вЂќ a battalion spokesman said.
Earlier, NATO began maneuvers in Estonia.