Nato and Russia hold rival military exercises on Estonian border

Filed under: riflessioni — Paolo Porsia @ 1:40 PM

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Joint shows of force highlight fears that Baltics may be next target for Kremlin land-grab

Estonian troops parade in Narva, Estonia, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Troops and vehicles from U.S. and NATO regiments took part in the military parade to mark Estonia’s Independence Day near the Russian border, in the first known official appearance of the forces so close to the former Cold War enemy.
Estonian troops parade in Narva, Estonia Photo: AP Photo/Liis Treimann
By Colin Freeman, Tom Parfitt in Moscow, Rosa Prince,Szu Ping Chan, and PeterDominiczak

The Dailt Telegraph

Russian and Nato troops took part in rival exercises on either side of the Estonian border on Wednesday, highlighting fears that the tiny Baltic state could be the next target of the Kremlin’s territorial ambitions.

Nato forces put on a show of strength within yards of Estonia’s Russian border, with armoured personnel carriers, tanks and 1,300 Estonian soldiers forming a military parade. The parade, which also included 100 troops from Britain and other European nations, followed warnings from David Cameron on Tuesday that the Baltics could be next in Russia’s sights for a Crimea-style annexation.

The parade took place in the snow-bound Estonian frontier town of Narva…

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