Category Archives: Estonia

LIVE: Estonia holds a discussion on human rights in Belarus at the UN Security Council

On the initiative of Estonia, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and backed by many United Nations member states, a high-level meeting will be held to discuss human rights abuses in Belarus. Belarus, a country bordering the Baltic states of Latvia and Lithuania as well as Russia, Poland and Ukraine, has in recent weeks seen an unprecedented number

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Estonian Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador for justification of Soviet occupation

The Russian diplomat tried to pose the occupation and annexation of Estonia by the USSR as a legal move Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Estonia summoned the ambassador of the Russian Federation due to his attempts to justify the Soviet occupation of this country in the 1940s-late 1980s.  ERR reports that the diplomat was trying to pose the occupation and

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One Article, Many Ways to Disinform

The recent purchase of an anti-tank missile system by Estonia resulted in illogical, threatening and ridiculing narratives by pro-Kremlin media. The Estonian Defence Forces are caught in the crosshairs of the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine, covered by outlets that are primarily local – for example Sputnik, Baltnews and Rubaltic. In addition to news pieces that typically consist of the defence forces’

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Kremlin: Estonia’s non-recognition of Russian passports is a ‘humanitarian blockade of the Donbas’

The Russian embassy in Tallinn has commented on a decision by the Estonian Foreign Ministry not to recognize Russian passports issued to inhabitants of the Ukrainian Donbas. “It is regrettable that Estonia continues to persistently fight to lead the race among EU countries on the anti-Russian track. We are convinced that the Estonian authorities’ effective participation in the humanitarian blockade

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