Contents tagged with Estonia

  • Estonia Seeks Long-Term Deployment of NATO Troops

    The Estonian government supports the long-term presence of NATO troops in the Baltic States. Tallinn plans to invest in the construction of barracks and academic buildings for the alliance's troops.

    The Estonian Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, expressed hope that during the NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016 a decision as to the permanent presence of Alliance troops in "Estonia and neighboring countries" will be made. An interview with the Estonian Prime Minister was published on Monday, January 12th, …

  • Russian Air Force violated Estonian airspace

    Tallinn has accused Russia of violating its airspace. According to the country's Defense Ministry, a Russian Antonov An-72 military transport plane breached Estonian airspace for less than a minute on Thursday. The incident occured near Vaindloo island, off the country’s northern coast on the Baltic Sea. 

    According the its flight plan, the An-72 was supposed to stay in international airspace, though it flew over Estonian territory without attempting to contact Estonian dispatchers. 

    The …