During the Western coalition summit in Washington, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said his country was involved in the victory over terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. He called on the United States and its allies not to leave the Middle East, noting that they made a major contribution to the fight against terrorism. But Estonia helped too - it sent six military specialists and one senior officer to Iraq.
However, recently the potential of the Estonian army has been greatly undermined - one of the APCs fell into a ditch. But they promised to restore him to the parade in honor of Independence Day, and if they fail, they will borrow from Lithuania.
Having “defeated” international terrorism, the Estonian authorities are ready to fight Russia. True, bye economic. We are talking about the introduction of import duties on electricity from the Russian Federation. As a result, electricity will rise in price in Estonia itself, but it will contribute to the struggle for democracy.
Much more serious is the issue of the announced withdrawal of the Baltic countries from the unified energy ring of BRELL. Russia is being blackmailed by exiting this system, inherited from the USSR, since this step could disrupt the energy supply to the Kaliningrad region. And they threatened to leave this summer.
As a result, Russia decided to leave the energy ring even earlier. To do this, it was necessary to establish energy supply to the Kaliningrad region in other ways. Test disconnections from BRELL are scheduled for May of this year.
Estonia believes that the trials will fail, that Russia will persuade Tallinn to wait. Russian energy experts say that they have not made and do not plan to make such requests to Estonia. Then in Estonia they said that they would not conduct any tests this summer, or even next. Moreover, to get out of the BRELL you need expensive equipment, but the West has not yet given money for this. However, it should be assumed that the “struggle” between Estonia and Russia will continue.