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The US to sell Javelin anti-tank missile system to Estonia

The US State Department has approved the sale of Javelin anti-tank missile system to Estonia, the sale next goes before Congress for approval. The sale of the Javelin anti-tank missile system will strengthen the security of Estonia as an ally of the United States and is in the interests of …

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Protocols confirm Estonian border violation by Russia

The Estonian Police and Boarder Guard on Wednesday published the protocol that confirms a border violation by Russia during the abduction of the Estonian security officer Eston Kohver on 5 September. In the protocol, both Estonian and Russian border guards confirm the border violation took place on the Estonian side. Estonia …

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The Red Army entering Estonia in October 1939, effectively occupying the country. Today's Russia behaves frighteningly similarly to the Soviet Union in the thirties.

Sten Hankewitz: Kidnapping of Estonian officer is political – as is everything related to Russia

On 5 September, operatives of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) illegally entered the territory of the Republic of Estonia, a member of NATO and the European Union, and kidnapped by force an officer of the Internal Security Service (ISS) of Estonia. The facts we know today tell us the …

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Reflections on the Wales summit and the making of future NATO

Last week’s NATO summit in Newport, Wales, featured the largest gathering of world leaders in the history of the United Kingdom, and not without good reason. Transatlantic security is being challenged around its perimeter by brutal civil wars and undeclared stealth invasions, by resurgent state adversaries as well as nascent …

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US President Barack Obama in Tallinn: NATO will defend Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

The US President pledged on Wednesday in a speech given in the Estonian capital Tallinn that NATO would defend its Baltic allies against possible Russian threat. US President’s speech in full. Full transcript of Barack Obama’s speech, as provided by Federal News Service (www.fednews.com). PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: (Applause.) Thank you. …

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200 Baltic public figures ask for permanent NATO bases in an open letter to Obama

In an open letter to US President Barack Obama, 200 public figures from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ask for permanent presence of NATO troops in the Baltic states. I Address to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America Twenty-five years have passed since the three Baltic nations joined hands to demonstrate to the …

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Estonia to help create a new 10,000 strong NATO rapid deployment force

Estonia and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to improve NATO’s rapid deployment ability. The new expeditionary force will be led by the United Kingdom. In order to start preparations for creation of the new expeditionary force, the Estonian Defence …

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German jets take to Estonian skies to protect the Baltics

Germany will be taking over the responsibility of supporting the Baltic Air Policing mission from Ämari Air Base in Estonia. From September until end of the year, up to six Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon jets will patrol the skies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in coordination with NATO fighter jets already …

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NATO plans East European bases to counter Russian threat

NATO is to deploy its forces at new bases in Eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, from causing trouble in the Baltic states, the alliance’s Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, told The Guardian newspaper. According to …

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