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Survey: 89% of Estonians support the country’s NATO membership

According to a public opinion survey on national defence in which 1,203 residents of Estonia were interviewed, 89% of the population support Estonia’s NATO membership. That’s a significant jump from May 2000, when only 54% of the people were fond of the country being a member of the alliance. According …

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NATO holds an annual cyber exercise in Estonia

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the largest military alliance in the world, organised its largest cyber defence exercise in Estonia. Named Cyber Coalition 2016, the three-day event in the first days of December attracted more than 700 cyber defenders and legal experts, government officials and military officers, academics and …

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The Estonian president: the Baltics are not afraid of migrants or Russians

The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, said in a response to an EurActiv article that the Baltics were not afraid of migrants or Russians as the article claimed. Kaljulaid wrote the open letter response to the EurActiv article, “The Brief: Europe’s elites rush to hide behind Mutti’s skirts”, that analysed the …

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France to send troops, tanks and combat vehicles to Estonia

France is to send five Leclerc tanks, 12 infantry combat vehicles and 300 troops to Estonia next year. The deployment was confirmed by the French defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, to his Estonian counterpart, Hannes Hanso, at a meeting of the security forum in Halifax, Canada. “We recognise that we …

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The UK is to deploy long-range missiles on the Estonian-Russian border

The United Kingdom will next year deploy batteries of high precision long-range missiles on the border between Estonia and Russia; the deployment is the first of its kind since the collapse of the Soviet Union. According to the British media, the rockets will be moved to Estonia next year amid …

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NATO puts 300,000 ground troops on high alert amid tensions with Russia

NATO has put 300,000 ground troops on high alert amid rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states; according to the alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO hopes to speed up the response time of its troops to be able to react to a combat situation more effectively. Stoltenberg told the …

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Gallery: Estonia receives the first batch of combat vehicles CV90

The Estonian Defence Forces has received a dozen Swedish-made infantry vehicles CV90, bought from the Netherlands. In late 2014, the Estonian government decided to buy 44 CV90 combat vehicles from the Netherlands, in what has been so far the largest defence procurement project ever for the country, at USD171 million. …

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