Contents tagged with Estonia

  • Ukraine takes part in the largest NATO military exercises in Estonia

    On April 29, NATO began Spring Storm 2019 military exercises in Estonia involving more than 9,000 troops from 13 countries, including Ukraine. According to the General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces this event is the country’s largest annual military exercises of the year.

    The exercises will last until May 17 and will involve hundreds of units, including armored vehicles, infantry and tanks. The most active phase of the exercises will take place from May 20 to 10 with the participation …

  • Estonian President meets with Putin

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who arrived in Moscow for the opening ceremony of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow after its renovations, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, April 18. They discussed bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine and Georgia. “At the same time, of course, I proceeded from the position of the European Union,” stressed Kersti Kaljulaid.

    Speaking about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Estonian president noted that she supports the sanctions. …

  • Ukraine thanks Poland for refusing Russia’s sailboat Sedov entry into its waters

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, in his microblog on Twitter thanked Poland for the decision to ban the Russian training sailboat Sedov from entering its territorial waters.

    “Thanks to the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki for the decision to refuse the Russian sailboat Sedov to enter the territorial waters of the country,” wrote Klimkin.

    The Ukrainian minister noted that Crimea is the territory of Ukraine and stressed that Russia "must be held responsible for its illegal …

  • Estonia cancels visas of Russian television journalists over a discriminatory film about Jehovah Witnesses

    Estonia has banned two “Russia 1” journalists, Elena Erofeeva and Pavel Kostrikov, from entering the Schengen zone for the next five years because of a film about the religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses, reported the Estonian Public Broadcasting Corporation, referencing the annual report of the country's security police.

    The report states that the journalists had obtained their visas at the Italian and French embassies. They first went to Finland and then took a ferry to Estonia to …

  • Poland denies entry to Russian sailing ship because of Crimean cadets on board

    On Friday, the press secretary of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ewa Suwara, announced that the Polish government denied entry into its territorial waters to the Russian sailing ship Sedov carrying cadets from the city 0f Kerch, reports the Polish Press Agency.

    “The prime minister’s decision is negative. We believe that allowing the ship to enter Poland’s territorial waters would contradict the policy of respecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the non-recognition of the …

  • Estonia denies Russian sailing ship entry into territorial waters because of Crimean cadets on board

    Estonia has banned the Russian sailing ship Sedov from entering its territorial waters, because there are cadets from the Kerch State Marine Technological University, which is located in the annexed Crimea, on board the ship, reports EER.

    According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, the admission of the ship would be contrary to the policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. “Estonia does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and, in our opinion, issuing a …

  • Baltic States and Poland begin next stage in synchronizing power transmissions systems

    The technical phase of the program of the synchronization of the electricity systems of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia through Poland has begun, reported Polish Radio .

    All four countries and the European Commission supported the project. Synchronizing the systems should be completed by 2025.

    During the National Energy Summit in Gdansk, Piotr Naimski, the Polish government's adviser on strategic energy infrastructure, called attention to the fact that gas interconnections between Poland, …

  • NATO's largest cybersecurity exercises begin in Estonia

    From April 8 to 12, 2019, the world's largest cybersecurity training exercises Locked Shields are held in Tallinn, reported the NATO Cyber Defense Center.

    "The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to practise protection of national IT systems and critical infrastructure under the intense pressure of a severe cyberattack," stated NATO Cyber Defense Center in Tallinn.

    The goal of the exercises is to train the experts in the field of protecting information systems …

  • Putin intends to dispel Estonian security fears

    In meeting with Estonian President  Kersti Kaljulaid, Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to dispel Estonian security concerns about its neighbor to the east. This was relayed in a telephone interview to the Postimees newspaper by the press secretary of the Russian Head of State, Dmitry Peskov. He also defined one of the main goals of the meeting.

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to dispel Estonian security fears in meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid,” said Peskov in …

  • Estonian President: Russian-language schools are dangerous

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has said once again that Russian-language schools pose a threat to Estonian language and culture. RIA Novosti reports on the matter.

    The president alleged that Estonia has its own state language which should be taught to children in kindergartens and schools so that, upon graduation, everyone could speak Estonian. She also emphasized that a poor knowledge of the Estonian language has isolated members of the Russian community in large cities. Moreover, there …