Hanso: Kremlin itself is turning Ukraine into a Western nationEstonian news
- NATO Force Integration Unit gets own houseLocal NewsEstablished a year ago and thus far operating in a section of the Defence Forces headquarters, the 41-member NATO Force Integration Unit today receives a building of its own. As proven by the recent Trident Juncture 2016 exercises, Estonia is now in full readiness to receive NATO Response Force as urgency arises.
- NATO waving a red rag under nose of RussiaEstonian news
- Commander-in-Chief convinced in increased NATO presence in BalticsLocal News
- Estonian minister in Washington, «confirmed» by current newsEstonian news
- Wind farms interfering with military radar imagesLocal News
- NATO squeezed by Kaliningrad bottleneckEstonian news
- 10-12 tanks added to Pskov Air Assault divisionEstonian news
- Nighttime patrol where societies clashEstonian newsIt's nearing ten o'clock at night as the Estonian platoon near At Tiri, Lebanon, loads the guns and gets equipment onto two jeeps. The next five hours we spend in the darkness of the local night, on the mountain slopes where the steep declines mess with one's ears and in the rains the mud swallows whole cars. All this for just one aim: demotivate those who'd wish to disturb the peace.
- Oh to be embraced by Estonia ...Local News
- Cyborgs in Ukrainian war: meet defender of Donetsk airportEstonian newsDonetsk airport, early morning of January 20th. The thick fog is hindering visibility. Guarding the terminal penetrated with many a bullet and blast, an Ukrainian serviceman Oleksandr Gudim is eyeing an increasingly watery blanket of snow and the dreary weather. Gut feeling says it's going to be bad: «Don't like it at all.» Within a few steps behind a wall, the separatists are preparing for fresh attack.
- The cyberspace arms raceEstonian news
- Incoming foreign intelligence chief says Russia is playing itself into international pictureOpinionA long-time chancellor at defence ministry, come New Year Mikk Marran (37) will assume leadership of Estonia's foreign intelligence, the Information Board. Drawing on his current job at the ministry while peeking into the future, he admits to be troubled by Russia's deepening aggressiveness and closeness.
- Estonia eyes engagement against ISISLocal News
- Hannes Hanso «embarrassed» that soc dems wanted to cut defence spendingLocal News
- Estonian firm presents unmanned military hybridEstonian news
- Editorial: German protection shown in actionOpinion
- Cornflower campaign has raised almost EUR 43,000Local News
- National defence now Estonia’s top dangerous jobLocal NewsLatest data says it’s no longer most dangerous in Estonia do work in metal and wood industry or in construction, but rather in national defence and public administration. To improve the situation, Labour Inspectorate now makes a strange proposal: national defence injuries should no longer count as accidents at work.
- Celebrating Estonia: Narva hosts paradeLocal News
- Editorial: the Estonia we all shareOpinion
- Battle front Ukrainian country living: no money, no power, no stateEstonian newsIt just so happened I’d forgotten about the bar of Snickers in my overcoat pocket, purchased half way from Kiev to the front. I gave it to Sofia. Grasping it in her gloves, she observed the thing with suspicion. And burst out laughing, happily. They wholehearted way kids do when no older that two years and half.
- Editorial: hey, we’re familyOpinion«It is in the times foreign-politically difficult that maintenance of the bridge with Finland tends to slip our minds and signs of disrepair start to show,» Toomas Kiho, editor-in-chief of Akadeemia (the cultural journal) wrote in Postimees this past fall. «Regrettably, to the backdrop of current crises, the same seems to happening again.»
- Coalition-to-be vows Defence League will swim in moneyLocal News
- Estonians head back to Estcoy-1 missionLocal News
- National defence better off without resounding election promisesLocal NewsWonderful with national defence raised to central issue in elections, says Commander of the Defence Forces Major-General Riho Terras. Even so, his advice would be to abstain from expensive and emotional spur-of-the-moment decisions in national defence as Estonian is not in war not even close to one.
- Editorial: Ämari sees fulfilment of Obama promiseLocal NewsWhile visiting Estonia, the US President Barack Obama announced plans to create at Ämari an US-Baltic-Nordic air force training centre. By then, negotiations over the essence of the near $1bn NATO programme supporting European allies had been going on for months. By now, details of said programme have reached the 2015 budget of US armed forces and, of that, about $25m are earmarked as investments into Ämari.
- Rõivas: background to decisions needs more explanationLocal News
- Editorial: fighters testing the role conflict fringeOpinionReform Party political technologists may, perhaps, be patting each other on the back: in the vastness of the web, campaign video filmed at Ämari Air Base is living a life of its own while (news) portals and social media are awesomely astir. Taavi Rõivas, as party chairman and prime minister, has endless opportunity to harp a political message on security. Even so, the very freshly prime minister ought to already have experience and statesmanship enough to realise there is a line better not crossed in a democratic rule of law – one which political games may easily infringe.
- Prime Minister drags Defence Forces into politicsLocal NewsIn Estonia yesterday, NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg met at Ämari Air Base with local servicemen and Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas (Reform Party, RE), but defence minister Sven Mikser (soc dems, SDE) was not invited – due to opposition by prime minister and his team, we hear. Also, Mr Stoltenberg festively met with President Toomas Henrik Ilves and foreign minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus (RE). The meeting with Mr Mikser got scheduled last of all.
- Cyber space tensions risingLocal News
- Conscript hospitalised by explosivesLocal News