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Kaitseliit (Defence League) (Estonia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 214
Country: Estonia
Date formed: Aug. 20, 1991
Details of Formation: originally formed in 1918 this group became a PGAG when estonia gained it's independence. In 1992 it was formally integrated into the defence forces.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: This group is still operating
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel yes
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: no information
Force Strength: [6000, 20000]
Target(s): no information
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity
Other Information: This group has a website The group is included as a PGAG because it works with volunteers and requires members "on the basis of the citizens' free will and initiative, to enhance the readiness of the nation to defend the independence of Estonia and its constitutional order." affiliate groups include "Women's home defence" "Young Eagles" and "Home daughters"