Estonia: Russian fleet trying press NATO out of Baltic Sea

Russia is trying to press NATO ships out of the Baltic Sea, said Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik.

“This is happening in international waters. It is a violation of the good tone rules of seafaring. An active arming of the region is taking place. It is happening absolutely without reason and is evidence of the increase in aggression in our region,” he said.

According to the minister, the Russian Navy is attempting to influence NATO through frequent flights over ships at low altitudes and dangerous proximity to ships.

“Russia has developed a high-class system for relocating troops. This means that the troops on the border with Ukraine could be near the border of Baltic states tomorrow,” Luik added.

  Estonia, Baltic Sea, Russian fleet, NATO fleet