Intelligence Estonia allows for the possibility of Russian attack on the Baltic States

The use of military force by the Russian Federation against the Baltics unlikely, but this possibility cannot be ruled out.

This is stated in the annual report of the information Department, which is responsible for foreign intelligence Estonia, transfers «RBC-Ukraine» with reference to Postimees.

It is reported that the intelligence report focused on Russia, but it also has chapters on Syria, Libya, «Islamic state», migration crisis, and cyber defence. The authors of the report suggest that Russia intends in the future to eliminate the U.S. military presence in Europe.

The document also States that the threat of a military conflict in the Baltic States can occur in the case that Russia, because of the imaginary threat from the West, are calculated to assess the situation in the Baltic States. Meanwhile, Russia sees Europe as a single entity and therefore, the conflict in Ukraine and the struggle for the Arctic may affect the Baltic States. The document notes that Estonia is not a priority for Russia, however, the latter may proceed with military intervention in case of conflict with NATO in a different region to create a hot spot in the Baltic countries and to strengthen its position in subsequent negotiations.

As previously reported, Russian military aircraft in 2015 provoked 266 dangerous afianzamiento in the airspace of Estonia.




Intelligence Estonia allows for the possibility of Russian attack on the Baltic States 09.03.2016

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