Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from … Read more

The AP Interview: Estonian PM says Russia not weary of war

The AP Interview: Estonian PM says Russia not weary of war

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The West should not underestimate Russia’s military capabilities in Ukraine, Estonia’s leader told The Associated Press, saying that as the war enters its fifth month, Moscow’s forces are in it for the long haul. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said in an interview Wednesday that Europe should ensure that those committing … Read more

Estonia protests to Russia over helicopter airspace violation | News

Estonia protests to Russia over helicopter airspace violation | News

Estonia also called for Russian troops to leave Ukraine, and expressed solidarity with fellow Baltic nation Lithuania. NATO member Estonia summoned the Russian ambassador to protest an “extremely serious” violation of its airspace by a Russian border guard helicopter, the foreign ministry said. The Estonian foreign ministry and military said on Tuesday that a Russian … Read more

Russia frees captive medic who filmed Mariupol’s horror

Russia frees captive medic who filmed Mariupol's horror

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A celebrated Ukrainian medic whose footage was smuggled out of the besieged city of Mariupol by an Associated Press team was freed by Russian forces on Friday, three months after she was taken captive on the streets of the city. Yuliia Paievska is known in Ukraine as Taira, a nickname she … Read more