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British Tanks Join NATO Battle Group in Estonia

TALLINN (AFP) – British army equipment including tanks and self-propelled guns on Wednesday arrived by boat in Estonia, part of a NATO move to reinforce its eastern flank to deter a militarily resurgent Russia, according to Estonia’s defence forces.

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Pro-Russian Leader Nominated as Estonia’s Next PM

TALLINN, (Reuters) – Estonia’s president has nominated Juri Ratas, the new leader of a centre-left, traditionally pro-Russian party, as prime minister who promised to leave foreign policy unchanged in a region worried about possible Russian aggression. Concerns in the Baltics and wider

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Estonia To Take EU Presidency From Britain

(AFP) – Estonia is set to take over the rotating EU presidency from Britain in late 2017 after London pulled out to focus on negotiations to leave the bloc, officials said Wednesday. In the first major step towards Brexit after

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Estonia to Build Fence on Russian Border

Estonia announced plans to build a fence on their border with Russia for extra protection. In the past year, the former Soviet republic often voiced fears they might be Russia’s next target after the Kremlin targeted Ukraine.

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