Posts published in Day: August 3, 2018

Lasnamäe shooter investigated for attempted homicide

Friday, August 3, 2018

As a consequence of a shooting that occurred in Tallinn’s Lasnamäe District on 1 August, the Office of the Prosecutor General announced that the suspect currently in custody is being investigated for attempted homicide. The prosecutor wants to extend the man’s arrest to two months. Shortly after 23.00 EEST on 1 August, a fight between two strangers in Tallinn’s Lasnamäe District escalated into a shooting. The police arrested the shooter…

Iran’s Zarif blasts US gulf buildup, notes US Navy over 7,000 miles from home

Friday, August 3, 2018

The US Navy warned Thursday that it was ‘closely monitoring’ Iran’s annual naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, the choke point through which a fifth of the world’s oil shipments flow. Responding to the US Navy’s choice of words in reference to the Persian Gulf, which a CENTCOM spokesman referred to as the “Arabian Gulf” on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif took to Twitter to offer the Navy a history lesson. “US Navy can’t seem to find…

Syrian army finds US arms, Israeli food in militant depot in Quneitra

Friday, August 3, 2018

The find is the latest cache of foreign-made weapons discovered by the Syrian Army as it wraps up its operations against the terrorists in the country’s south. A Syrian Arab News Agency reporter embedded with the army in Quneitra province in the Golan Heights came upon a warehouse containing large stocks of weapons and ammunition used by the militants.  Among the haul were US and Israeli-made weapons, Israeli food products, and a collection of supplies thought to have…

Passenger bus headed to Estonian capital crashes in Belarus

Friday, August 3, 2018

A passenger bus on its way from the Ukrainian capital Kiev to the Estonian capital Tallinn early on Thursday morning crashed and rolled into a ditch in Belarus with 12 people taken to the hospital, the local police said Interfax, citing LETA/BNS. The bus drove against a post and rolled into a ditch in the Vitebsk region of Belarus at 4:30 a.m. According to initial information, the bus driver fell…

Estonia to allocate EUR 20 mln to help farmers with drought damage

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Estonian government decided to allocate 20 mln euros to the Rural Development Foundation (MES) to cover for drought damage and the foundation will likely offer working capital loans to farmers, informs LETA/BNS. “The agricultural sector has clearly been a priority for the present government coalition,” Prime Minister Juri Ratas said. “The government Cabinet deemed it necessary to allocate 20 mln euros to MES from the government reserve fund to alleviate the…

U.S. not to reduce its forces in Europe, says NATO North-East commander

Friday, August 3, 2018

Regardless of the funding criticism to NATO voiced by Washington, the U.S. army’s presence in Europe is needed and will not be reduced, noted the Commander of NATO Multinational Corps Northeast, German armed forces General Manfred Hofmann to ERR . Estonian public broadcaster ERR repors on Friday, August 3, that General Hofmann was in Estonia for a ceremony marking the changing out of the commander of the NATO Force Integration…

German Armed Forces Tank Battalion Commander Lt Col R. Braun will be in command of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania

Friday, August 3, 2018

German Armed Forces Tank Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Rene Braun will be in command of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania. He replaced Lieutenant Colonel Wolf Rüdiger Otto, who was in in command of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania for  last six months.  On August 2, in the change of command ceremony, which was held held in Rukla, Vice-Minister of the…

Italian company submits only bid to create Rail Baltic architectural design guidelines

Friday, August 3, 2018

Italian company 3TI submitted the only bid, worth 142,540 euros, to the architectural, landscaping and visual identity design tender announced in June by RB Rail AS, the joint venture of the three Baltic countries for the implementation of the Rail Baltic project to build an European-gauge railway from the capital of Estonia to the Polish-Lithuanian border. A committee will assess if the bid meets the requirements and will soon announce…

Spanish soldier attacked in Lithuania

Friday, August 3, 2018

A female Spanish Air Force soldier was attacked in Šiauliai, northern Lithuania, on Tuesday night. According to Šiauliai County police, the incident took place at 7.30 p.m. when the Spanish soldier, 36, had her mouth covered and a knife placed to the throat from behind. The woman is being treated for shock. The attacker, 23, was detained and taken into custody. Spanish, Portuguese and French troops are now deployed in…

Members of Baltic air forces to practice rescuing at sea in Estonia

Friday, August 3, 2018

Members of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian air forces are to take part in the multinational military training exercise Baltic Bikini, which started on Tuesday and will involve practicing the activity of aircraft crew members in water in the event of a plane crash as well as rescue related cooperation of various power structures. The first day of the three-day exercise is to take place at the Reval Maritime School,…