Some 400 conscripts to start military service this week
Close to 400 conscripts are to start military service in the Estonian defense forces this week in the first call-up of the year.
Odini sõdalaste liikumine jõudis Kanadasse
CBC News andmetel on Soomest alguse saanud Odini sõdalaste liikumine jõudnud üle Atlandi Kanadasse, Edmontonis on vähemalt kahel korral nähtud tänavatel Odini sõdalaste tänavapatrulle.
08.09.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Defence Forces commemorate WWII fallen
Saturday, July 30 chaplains of Estonian Defence Forces laid wreaths at the Sinimäe Memorial and Red Army Soldiers´ monument in east Estonia to pay respects for all those fallen and injured in Sinimäe battle during the Second World War.
Vahva video: Lõuna-Korea sõdurpoisid balletitunnis
Lõuna-Korea sõdurid võisid varem arvata, et ballett on mingi plikade värk, kuid kui nad ise proovisaali piruette tegema pandi, muutsid nad kiirelt oma arvamust.
19.07.2016, Dagmar LampPM
NATO Force Integration Unit gets own house
Established a year ago and thus far operating in a section of the Defence Forces headquarters, the 41-member NATO Force Integration Unit today receives a building of its own. As proven by the recent Trident Juncture 2016 exercises, Estonia is now in full readiness to receive NATO Response Force as urgency arises.
13.06.2016, Oliver KundPM
Commander-in-Chief convinced in increased NATO presence in Baltics
Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces Riho Terras tells Postimees in live studio he is convinced the Warsaw summit in the beginning of July will decide to increase NATO presence in Baltics. He underlined that in run-up to such summits, presenting of dark scenarios in reports is the norm.
22.04.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
Six allies to send company-sized units to Estonia's Spring Storm exercise
More than 1,000 allied soldiers are to take part in Estonia's annual Spring Storm military exercise in May this year and six countries intend to take part with a company-sized unit.
Kriminaalse minevikuga Odini sõdalane astub kohtu ette (2)
Soomes töötanud ja sealt rahva omakaitse rühmituse Soldiers of Odin Eestisse toonud Danel Puuderi kriminaalasjas toimus Harju maakohtus täna eelistung.
04.04.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Poland to send infantry unit to Estonia this spring
Poland is to send a company-sized motorized infantry unit to Estonia this spring which will also take part in the annual Spring Storm exercise, spokesman for the Estonian defense force headquarters told BNS. The exact time and action program of the stay in Estonia will be decided soon.
Odini sõdalaste rühm registreeriti ka ametlikult
1. märtsil tehti äriregistris esimene sissekanne Odini sõdalaste juriidilise kehandi kohta. Selleks on MTÜ Soldiers of Odin Estonia, mida juhivad Indrek Olm ja Siim Havakats. Registris on MTÜ tegevusalaks nimetatud kodanikuõiguste kaitse ja eestkoste ning teatud elanikegrupi huvide kaitse. Samuti on MTÜ 25. veebruaril kinnitanud oma põhikirja, milles on sätestatud ka selle eesmärk ja tegevused.
Donetsk suburb sees no ceasefire
«That's what Europe thinks is armistice...» is how and Ukrainian Army 14th brigade soldier ironically puts it. These past three weeks, his unit has been in constant exchange of fire with separatists in Donetsk who almost daily blast their positions not with light arms only but from mortars. Pursuant to «Minsk-2», these wold have to hold their peace for nearly a year.
26.02.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
NATO squeezed by Kaliningrad bottleneck
Predicting occupation of Tallinn and Riga in less than 60 hours, a RAND Corporation report does underestimate Estonian defence capacity but points out the cold hard facts of gaping holes in deterrence capability of the Baltics which they believe need to be fixed latest by NATO summit in Warsaw.
16.02.2016, Oliver KundPM
Estonian soldiers may return to Iraq - defense minister
Estonia's ability to contribute to the fight against the Sunni extremist group IS is limited, but one way to do this is to send to Iraq instructors of the defense forces to train local armed forces, Defense Minister Hannes Hanso told.
15.02.2016, News.postimees.ee / BNSElu
Yle: Soldiers of Odin on nüüd ka Eestis
Soome ringhäälingu Yle teatel tegutsevad Soomes alguse saanud sisserännu ja moslemite vastased kodanike tänavapatrullid Soldiers of Odin (Odini sõdurid) nüüd ka Eestis.
27.01.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinElu
Soome Odini sõdurite tänavapatrull võeti Norras samuti kasutusele
Norra meedia teatel on Soomes palju poleemikat tekitanud kodanike tänavapatrull Odini sõdurid (Soldiers of Odin) võetud Norras samuti kasutusele.
25.01.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Estonia eyes engagement against ISIS
At defence ministry, ideas have been put into writing regarding Estonia's options between three likely foreign missions looming. A scenario would take our soldiers back to Iraq, to train combatants fighting Islamic State.
26.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
Estonian defense chief: Cooperation with Finns makes Lebanon mission historic
According to commander of the Estonian defense forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras the mission of the defense forces in Lebanon is historic because for the first time Estonian soldiers will depart on a foreign operation with the Finnish.
National defence now Estonia’s top dangerous job
Latest data says it’s no longer most dangerous in Estonia do work in metal and wood industry or in construction, but rather in national defence and public administration. To improve the situation, Labour Inspectorate now makes a strange proposal: national defence injuries should no longer count as accidents at work.
26.03.2015, Oliver KundPM
«But he is a soldier, and so lonesome!»
«Thanks you a lot for receiving me into your life and I’m very much happy too so I found the best woman in the world. I have very much good feelings for you and this keeps me alive. I am a loving and honest man and I promise you will never regret meeting me when I am at home,» reads the English of a most romantic man on the planet.
12.03.2015, Liisa TagelPM
US to station tank platoon in Estonia
A U.S. tank platoon armed with Abrams tanks and two airborne platoons of the U.S. Army are scheduled to arrive at the Tapa base in northeastern Estonia at the end of this week to take part in a training exercise with the Estonian defense forces.
Battle front Ukrainian country living: no money, no power, no state
It just so happened I’d forgotten about the bar of Snickers in my overcoat pocket, purchased half way from Kiev to the front. I gave it to Sofia. Grasping it in her gloves, she observed the thing with suspicion. And burst out laughing, happily. They wholehearted way kids do when no older that two years and half.
10.02.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Photo reporting by Jaanus Piirsalu: life at check-point Bridge
Dwelling for three days at Kamikaze-post in the heart of Eastern-Ukrainian warzone, Postimees reporter Jaanus Piirsalu ventured to shoot some pictures of a strategic nearby check-point Bridge – under the half-finished Donetsk roundabout.
05.02.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Estonians head back to Estcoy-1 mission
In a couple of months, UNIFIL in Lebanon becomes Estonia’s largest military mission abroad – an endeavour altogether different than the decade spent in Afghanistan.
14.01.2015, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Ex-ambassador Helme warns France against repeating political mistakes
Chairman of the Estonian Conservative People's Party Mart Helme, former Estonian ambassador to Russia, has sent a public letter to French Ambassador Michel Raineri drawing parallels between the sale of Mistral amphibious assault ships to Russia and the Franco-Prussian War that ended in France's defeat.
Estonians in Swedish training for dire disorder
Thus says the training scenario: in South-East Sweden, a country called Bogaland has been declared. In Bogaland – no European values....
10.11.2014, Oliver KundPM
The United States and Estonia - NATO Allies and Global Partners
President Obama met with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Estonian Prime Minister Tavi Roivas in Tallinn, Estonia on September 3. The visit reinforced the close ties between the United States and Estonia, which are rooted in our shared values, ideals, and interests.
04.09.2014, The White House, Office of the Press SecretaryPM
Symbolic meeting of best friends
Having touched down in Tallinn, at dawn yesterday, the US President Barack Obama was moving about a tiny area of the city – between the Kadriorg park and city centre.
03.09.2014, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: who weeps with the Mother of a Russian soldier?
After the Tallinn «Bronze Night» in spring of 2007, a main accusation towards us by Russia was Estonia not honouring the remains and the memory of fallen soldiers. Among other things, a Russian State Duma delegation was dispatched to investigate the matter.
US tanks and fighting vehicles coming to Estonia, in October
In October, the United States of America are sending a ground troops company into Estonia, the equipment of which includes tanks and infantry fighting machines.
Editorial: Trojan Truck
Russian role thus far undermines trust towards alleged humanitarian convoy.
National Archives searching for forgotten souls
1914–1918. With about 100,000 mobilised into WW1 from Estonian and Livonian National Archives searching for forgotten souls.
13.08.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Life in hell on earth
To be born in Gaza, in 21st century, is to be unlucky. For years dubbed «world’s largest open-air prison», the phrase probably isn’t too wide of the mark.
In the darkness of Bangui nights: Estonians hunting gunmen
EUFOR soldiers are accompanied by cheerful greetings from locals, slightly soured when suspecting this to be the French «Sangaris».
15.07.2014, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Ilves: contribution to the security of Afghanistan has been a contribution to our own security
«Thanks to your experiences and courage, the Estonian Defence Forces are more effective and more professional,» said the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves on Friday in Kadriorg, when he addressed the last contingent of the Estonian Defence Forces to serve in the NATO led mission in Afghanistan.
Mercenaries from the West and a bar destroyed to amuse Ukrainians
After several busy days in Eastern-Ukraine and meeting lots of people one unavoidably wonders whether central government in Kiev will ever be able to reverse the situation in this region.
16.05.2014, Risto Berendson