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Speaker Ryan in Estonia: the US commitment to NATO is resolute

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, promised during his visit to Estonia that his country’s commitment to NATO is resolute and the US is ready to confront global security challenges, including those coming from Russia. Ryan visited Estonia on 22 April, leading a bipartisan delegation, during …

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US House Speaker Paul Ryan to visit Estonia amid Russia tensions

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, is to visit Estonia on 22 April, leading a bipartisan delegation to key NATO allies amid the tensions with Russia. Ryan and the delegation will visit the UK, Norway, Poland and Estonia to “meet with government officials and military leaders …

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Ambassador Marmei: We need to recognise Russia’s threat to the whole world

The Estonian ambassador to the United States, Eerik Marmei, said in a testimony to the US senate subcommittee that we need to recognise the Russian threat beyond the Eastern flank of Europe. In a written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Marmei said …

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Foreign minister Mikser: the US commitment is crucial for Estonia

The continued dedication of the United States to its commitments as an ally is crucial for Estonia, the country’s foreign minister, Sven Mikser, said in his annual address to the parliament. Estonian World publishes an excerpt of the minister’s speech. The alliance between Europe and Northern America has been the …

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Estonian intelligence: Russia’s behaviour scares other European countries

Russia’s unpredictable and aggressive behaviour has made other countries in Europe fearful for their security, the Estonian Information Board – the country’s foreign intelligence agency – says in its annual report. In its second annual report, “Internal Security and Estonia 2017”, the Information Board says Russia poses a threat to …

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Putin orders Russia to prepare for a “time of war”

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered his country to prepare for a “time of war” after recent enforcement on the eastern flank of NATO, the British media reported. According to the Daily Mail and the Independent newspapers, Putin ordered a “snap check” of Russia’s armed forces to ensure they’re ready to fight. …

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UK’s Theresa May: Donald Trump is 100 per cent behind NATO

The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, confirmed after her meeting with the new US president, Donald Trump, that the latter is “100 per cent behind” NATO. May visited the new president in Washington, DC, on 27 January and at the press conference after the meeting, she said …

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Estonia and the US sign a defence cooperation agreement

The Estonian defence minister, Margus Tsahkna, and the US ambassador in the country, James Melville, on 17 January signed a defence cooperation agreement between the two countries that is designed to regulate the legal status of members of the US armed forces, their family members and contractors in Estonia. The …

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