Contents tagged with Estonia

  • Estonia to spend 70 million euros on construction of wall along border with Russia

    The Estonian Minister of Internal Affairs, Hanno Pevkur, stated that Estonia will spend over 70 million euro on the construction of a high-tech wall on the border with Russia, Postimees reports.

    "The total cost of the construction of the technological border will tentatively exceed 70 million euro. Our goal is to complete the construction of the border infrastructure by the centennial of the Estonian Republic which will be celebrated in 2018," Pevkur said during a speech on Friday at the …

  • Estonia warns NATO of possible surveillance by Russian drones

    The Estonian Security Police are concerned about the possible operations of the Russian Special Forces. The agency has already informed NATO that their neighbor is watching the country using unmanned aircraft.

    The Security Police sent the Alliance a report on the week-long command-staff exercise, Trident Jaguar, completed on April 27th. “Over the past two days, starting April 22nd, drones were seen near the Ämari Air Base and at a military base in the south east of the country,” the report …

  • Head of Estonian Security Police: Russia wants to divide the EU

    According to the Director General of the Security Police of Estonia, Arnold Sinisalu, Russia is trying to split the European Union, as written in his Preface to the Department’s Annual Report for 2015, RIA Novosti reported."The armed conflict in Ukraine started in 2014. Russia keeps trying to split the European Union and until the territorial integrity of Ukraine is restored, the security of Europe is not ensured," Sinisalu said.The Director of the Security Police notes that the EU is now …

  • Estonia to offer medical treatment for wounded Ukrainian soldiers

    This year, Estonia will offer treatment and rehabilitation for the Ukrainian servicemen who suffered through the hostilities in the Donbas region, as reported by Postimees, with reference to the Press Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Estonia.

    In May this year, Estonia will offer recovery treatment for ten servicemen of the Ukrainian army who suffered during the fighting in the health center “Sat.” Ukrainians will be delivered to Estonia for treatment in two groups of five people. …

  • Breedlove: NATO contingent in Estonia should not be made up of only US soldiers

    NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, General Philip Breedlove, stated that the preliminary deployment of NATO troops in Estonia should be international and not consist of only soldiers from the United States Forces.

    “The work to ensure that NATO will be able to respond to threats from the east and south is in progress. The plan on strengthening NATO’s presence in the Baltic States will be adopted at the NATO Summit in July,” Breedlove stated in his interview to the journalists on Tuesday in …

  • Latvia blocks website of Russian news agency 'Sputnik'

    Authorities in Latvia called the agency an instrument of Russian propaganda and misinformation. The decision to block the website is related to sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union.

    Latvia denied the agency the right to use the domain .lv for the news portal Sputnik Latvia, as reported by internet portal Delfi on March 29th. As reflected in the official letter received by the management of Sputnik Latvia on behalf of the NIC registrar, "registration of the domain name sputniknews. …

  • Russian aircraft violates Estonian airspace

    The General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces reported that a Russian military aircraft has once again violated Estonian airspace.

    According to the Estonian military, a Russian An-26 transport aircraft crossed into Estonian airspace near the island of Vaindloo in the Gulf of Finland at 10:29 am local time on Monday, as reported by Rosbalt.

    The Estonian Foreign Minister handed the Russian Embassy in Tallinn a note of protest.

    The General Staff stated that the aircraft’s transponder was …

  • Estonia receives anti-tank missiles from the US

    On Sunday, the United States provided Estonia with ammunition for the FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile system, the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces told Interfax.

    "This is an important resupply of ammunition which will allow the Defense Force to destroy enemy tank units as large as a brigade," stated the head of the Weapons and Ammunition Support Group of the Estonian Defense Forces Logistic Center, Major Risto Partel.

    He noted that the missiles will be distributed to military …

  • Estonia urges the EU to implement an entry ban on those involved in the Savchenko case

    The Estonian Parliament wants the European Union to ban entry to the Russian officials responsible for the arrest, detention and unlawful condemnation of Nadiya Savchenko. This is reported in the statement taken during the meeting of the Estonian Parliament on the 15th of March, 2016.

    "The Parliament calls to ban the officials of the Russian Federation responsible for the detention, imprisonment and illegal trial of Savchenko from entering into the territory of the European Union", a statement …

  • Estonian Intelligence: Russian aggression in Ukraine could spread to Baltic States

    Estonian Foreign Intelligence has estimated the strategic objectives of Russia and, according to them, the conflict in Ukraine may spread to Baltic countries.

    The military conflict in the Baltics may erupt due to miscalculations by the Russian command. This was stated in the annual report of the Foreign Intelligence of Estonia. According to the Delfi news portal, these miscalculations, in turn, could be the consequence of the Russians' view that there is a military threat from the West.

    The …