Showing posts with label Estonia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Estonia. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Estonia has no right to impede navigation in Gulf of Finland contiguous zone — ambassador

Estonia has no right to restrict free navigation in the contiguous zone in the Gulf of Finland, if a vessel does not violate the law on sovereign Estonian soil, Russian Ambassador to Tallinn Vladimir Lipayev said, speaking with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Estonia Welcomes Blast On Crimean Bridge, Assumes Ukraine Behind It - Foreign Minister

Estonia welcomes an explosion on the Crimean Bridge and assumes that Ukrainian special forces might be behind it, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said on Saturday.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Ex-US spy: Estonia helped organize the murder of Dugina | РЕН ТВ

New details of the murder of Russian journalist Daria Dugina have emerged. American military experts confirmed the version of the New York Times that the Ukrainian authorities were behind the organization of this case. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Russia cuts ties with Consulate General Offices of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania - TASS

Russia revokes its agreements permitting the work of Consulate General Offices of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania in Saint Petersburg and of Latvian Consulate’s Office in Pskov, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Germany Blocks Estonia From Providing German-Made Military Equipment To Ukraine - Reports - UrduPoint

Germany is blocking its NATO ally Estonia from transferring German-made military equipment to Ukraine as the latter seeks to bolster its armed forces against Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Estonia Plans Snap Military Exercise, Razor Wire along Russian Border - Tasnim News Agency

(Tasnim) – The Estonian government summoned 1,700 reserve soldiers on Wednesday for an unannounced exercise which will include installing a razor wire barrier along 40 km of its border with Russia, as the migration crisis in nearby Belarus intensifies.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Estonian consul in St. Petersburg detained after being ‘caught red-handed’ by Russia’s FSB ‘receiving classified secret documents’ — RT

Russia’s FSB

Russia’s FSB security agency announced on Tuesday that it had detained Estonia’s top diplomat in the country’s second city, St. Petersburg. Consul Mart Laette is accused of receiving “classified materials” from a Russian citizen...

Friday, April 23, 2021

Baltics order four Russian diplomats to leave - The Jerusalem post

Baltics order four Russian diplomats to leave

NATO and EU members Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have ordered four Russian diplomats working in local embassies to leave, in solidarity with the Czech Republic, Lithuania's Foreign Affairs Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told reporters on Friday.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Patriot missile system deployed in Lithuania

Long-range air defense missile system Patriot was deployed in Lithuania on Monday amid tensions in the region, announced the Lithuanian Defense Ministry.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Friday, September 4, 2015

Two US Warplanes Land in Estonia amid Russia Tensions

Two of the US Air Force's most advanced planes, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, made a landmark visit to Estonia Friday, the first time the state-of-the-art aircraft have visited former Soviet territory.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Estonia and Lithuania say no foreign aircraft violated their air space

No foreign aircraft has violated Lithuania’s air space, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Thursday, commenting on claims by the Dutch military that two Dutch jets had been ordered into the air from an airbase in Poland to escort a Russian transport plane out of the Blatic countries.

“The plane (it was a military transport Ilyushin-76 of the Russian Air Force - TASS) was flying over neutral waters in the zone of reaction stipulated by the North Atlantic Alliance for the Baltic countries. When any aircraft enters this zone, NATO fighters are obligatorily scrambled,” the ministry said, adding that it was a standard procedure.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Estonian military say Russian aircraft violated Estonia’s air space

A Russian Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane violated Estonia’s air space on Tuesday, the General Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces said on Wednesday.

The Estonian military claim that the Russian aircraft stayed in Estonia’s air space for about one minute and penetrated into the Estonian territory by 500 metres. This incident was allegedly registered by the Estonian air traffic control centre.

“The aircraft had no mission plan, its transponder was switched off. The plane did not come into radio contact with the Estonian Air Transport Service,” the General Staff said.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Russia says Latvian FM’s statement ‘cynical attempt to mislead international community’

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it was bewildered by the Latvian Foreign Ministry’s statement on a speech by Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian foreign ministry's human rights commissioner, at a regional conference with ethnic Russians of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

“Latvia’s Foreign Ministry claims that Moscow’s accusations against Riga over the unfavorable human rights situation in Latvia are groundless, and that in fact that country is ‘part of the free, democratic world and is proud that its residents, all of its residents, just as in all the other European Union states, are ensured all fundamental rights and freedoms’,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary.

Friday, September 12, 2014

EU urges "immediate release" of Estonian policeman held by Russia

Brussels: The European Union on Thursday called for the "immediate release" of an Estonian policeman detained by Russia and charged with espionage, in a case that has fuelled tensions between Moscow and Tallinn.

"We are concerned by the abduction on September 5 of Estonian police officer Eston Kohver by the Russian security services on Estonian territory," a spokesperson for the EU`s diplomatic service said in a statement.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Estonia seeks Russia's explanation after alleged abduction of security official (media)

Estonian authorities responded intensively to its claimed abduction of an Estonian security officer by unknown personnel near Russian border earlier Friday.

Estonian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador to Estonia, Yuri Merzlyakov, to give an explanation on the incident, according to a report by the official Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR).

"This is a very galling incident. We expect full assistance and cooperation from Russia in resolving the incident and bringing the Estonian citizen back to Estonia," the report quoted Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet as saying.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Russia denies brief violation into Finnish western airspace

A Russian aircraft was suspected to have violated Finnish air space briefly on Saturday, just before 1600 GMT, said the Finnish Ministry of Defence.

Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said on Sunday that he had received a sufficient report about the incident and that no drama had been involved.

The ministry described the aircraft as a Russian state aircraft which could mean a military plane or other plane in governmental use. Russia has denied that its aircraft violated Finnish air space on Saturday.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Estonia is leading by example when it comes to investing the right amount of resources in the right defence capabilities.

The Secretary General said that Estonia is leading by example when it comes to investing the right amount of resources in the right defence capabilities.    

“Despite the economic crisis, you are spending 2% of your gross domestic product on defence.  This shows your commitment to collective defence. And it shows that if Estonia can do it, other Allies can do it too”, Mr. Fogh Rasmussen said.

Responding to journalists’ questions on claims by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that NATO was not respecting its bilateral agreements with Russia, the NATO Secretary General said:

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