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  • Estonian approves purchase of infantry battle vehicles
    the tanks Leopard 1 and jointly with the Netherlands equipment spare parts tools documentation and ammunition for the vehicles Estonian Defence Minister Sven Mikser said that this will be the biggest defence procurement for Estonia in all times Infantry battle vehicles will bring the fighting capability of the Estonian Defence Forces to a new level he said Along with the self propelled artillery and the acquisition of anti tank missile systems Javelin that was recently completed it is one of the three main priorities of the state defence development plan The 44 battle machines will be used by the Scoutsbattalion unit of professional military The CV90s will reach Estonia gradually in 2016 2018 The vehicles are used but relatively new and pass regular maintenance in Holland The Dutch military will also provide training Mikser and the Defence Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert signed the Agreement of Intent on the infantry battle vehicles CV90 to be acquired from the Netherlands in September Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic

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  • US to deploy tanks in E.Europe to ’deter Russian aggression’
    tanks and armored vehicles among NATO s eastern members I m going to look at options that would include distributing this equipment in smaller sets company size or battalion size perhaps in the Baltics Poland Romania Bulgaria places like that he said The United States has about 29 000 forces permanently stationed in Germany Italy and Belgium but has stepped up temporary deployments of troops for training and exercises designed to send a signal to Russia and NATO partners About 600 U S Army troops from the 1st Cavalry Division are to depart in mid December after a three month stint in the Baltic countries and Poland They will be replaced by soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based in Vilseck Germany who then will hand over in the spring to members of the 3rd Infantry Division he said He added There are going to be U S army forces here in Lithuania as well as Estonia and Latvia and Poland for as long as it s required to deter Russian aggression Hodges said the troop rotations will continue through 2015 and into 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the BBC the build up of troops made Moscow nervous We ll continue to make it much more tense as far as our national interests are The longer our national interests are in danger the longer we ll reply This does not mean we want a cold war We want our counterparts to understand we have red lines and we can t pass red lines and we expect our partners to understand where our red lines are Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise

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  • US troops to stay in Poland, Baltics until 2015
    States sent about 600 troops in April to the ex Soviet Baltic states and former Warsaw Pact member Poland in response to tension with Russia over the war in Ukraine NATO allies have also deployed hundreds of troops for exercises in recent months The alliance has also boosted its airforce presence in the region It comes amid fears from Baltic officials Russia is stepping up its military activity in the region NATO said it intercepted a Russian jet over Estonian airspace earlier this month a claim Moscow has denied Russian President Vladimir Putin s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the BBC the build up of troops made Moscow nervous We ll continue to make it much more tense as far as our national interests are The longer our national interests are in danger the longer we ll reply This does not mean we want a cold war We want our counterparts to understand we have red lines and we can t pass red lines and we expect our partners to understand where our red lines are Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times

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    la Read More Candidates had outside help during campaigning Latvia s election campaign Read More Birute Uhlan Battalion leaves for Sweden A contingent of about 40 soldier Read More PA board quits ahead of Citadele sale The Latvian Privatization Agency Read More Russia may have repeated Ukraine scenario in Baltic states warns Europe President Russia would have repeated a Ukraine style scenario in the Baltic states were in not f Read More Poroshenko recalls Ukrainian ambassadors to Latvia Moldova and Canada Read More Estonia to Poland in four hours Officials sign 3 billion rail line agreement Top transport officials in the Baltics have signed a major agreement over the future o Read More Previous 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania

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  • Russian troops moving towards ceasefire line in Ukraine, warns NATO chief
    an important contribution to deescalate the situation We also call on Russia to respect the Minsk agreements and to use all its influence on the separatists to make them respect the ceasefire Because what we need in Ukraine is a political solution based on the Minsk agreements and on the ceasefire which is respected he said Moscow has denied any of its troops are stationed in eastern Ukraine despite the accusations Chief spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin told the BBC retired Russian troops may be fighting in the region but denied Moscow had officially sent troops to the region There s some people who used to be military who are retired Peskov told the BBC I would like to remind you numerous statements by Putin saying very officially that there s no official Russian troops located on the soil on the Ukraine Commenting on NATO military exercises in the Baltics Peskov said it made Russia nervous and it would protect its national interests We ll continue to make it much more tense as far as our national interests are The longer our national interests are in danger the longer we ll reply This does not mean we want a cold war We want our counterparts to understand we have red lines and we can t pass red lines and we expect our partners to understand where our red lines are Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare

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  • Estonia backs plans for independent Russian language TV channel
    said the new channel would be balanced and reflect the everyday life and culture of Estonia The new channel will be independent self directed and mainly targeted at Russian speaking audience the ministry added However a total of four million euros would need to be sourced to launch the TV channel pubic broadcasting reports Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus said that the expectations for the Russian speaking TV channel exist Studies show that 66 of the local Russian speaking residents are ready to have a new TV channel According to the minister TV viewers are waiting for the new channel to offer a full scale program which is targeted at different interest groups and consisting of among other things educational information and entertainment Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an

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  • Latvia marks one year since supermarket roof collapse tragedy
    the tragedy Dombrovskis resigned together with a number of officials in charge of the construction sector were fired after taking personal responsibility for the collapse Several task forces were set up to work on legislative initiatives that were to improve the regulations on the construction sector Various measures were implemented in the wake of Zolitude tragedy to determine the cause of the tragedy and the contributing factors In one year since the Zolitude tragedy the government passed several decisions on compensation payments to the families of the victims and to allot extra funds to the authorities involved in liquidation of the consequences of the disaster However an investigation is still continuing and nobody has been brought to account so far The collapse of the Maxima supermarket in Zolitude brought to light a number of shortcomings in construction regulations The State Construction Supervisory Bureau was established this past October to supervise construction sites and buildings safety The Construction Law was revamped and now stipulates a number of new provisions For instance building inspectors now have to visit a construction site at least 2 4 times while a given construction project is under way and file a report on their findings following each inspection A number of other laws were amended to improve safety of buildings and infrastructure and to inform residents about the relevant safety measures Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in

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  • IN PICTURES: Heavy snow hits the Baltics
    below zero during the night and plus one during the day Eastern regions in Latvia will see more snow than others weather experts say Snowy Old Town in Tallinn Estonia photo twitter Snow hits the northern city of Valmeira in Latvia photo twitter Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996

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