Posts published in Day: February 25, 2019

Russia plans to publicly showcase Su-57 fighter at Paris Air Show

Monday, February 25, 2019

Russian defense industry plans to feature the first public flying appearance of the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft at the Paris Air Show 2019 in Le Bourget, France. It is expected that Su-57 fighter jet to make international debut at this year’s show. The 53rd Paris Air Show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 17 to 23 June 2019, and once again will bring…

Six US soldiers injured in Poland crash

Monday, February 25, 2019

Six U.S. soldiers were injured in a traffic accident in Poland, where they were conducting a routine mission, the military said Monday. The accident happened on Sunday in Karliki, a town in central Poland near the city of Zagan, which is one of the main hubs for the U.S. Army in the country. The soldiers were conducting a “routine administrative movement” around 2 p.m. when the accident occurred, an Army…

Lithuania to propose new sanctions on Russia if aggressive policy continues

Monday, February 25, 2019

Lithuania will propose additional sanctions against Russia if the country continues its aggressive policy toward Ukraine, President Dalia Grybauskaite said in Poland on Friday. “If events continue to unfold badly and Russia does not enter into any dialog and continues its aggressive policy across Ukraine and the Kerch Strait, we’ll undoubtedly propose additional sanctions, too,” she told reporters in Lublin. Grybauskaite said the European Union will likely announce next week how many people…

Lithuanian president to visit Slovakia, Austria for talks on NATO summit, energy security

Monday, February 25, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will this week visit Slovakia and Austria to discuss preparations for the next NATO summit and energy security issues. Grybauskaite will take part in a summit of eastern NATO countries, referred to as the Bucharest Nine, in the Slovakian city of Kosice on Thursday, her press service said on Monday. The Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian presidents and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will discuss preparations…

Dombrovskis to head Unity’s ticket in EP elections

Monday, February 25, 2019

Current European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will top Unity’s ticket in the European Parliament elections. Second on the ticket will be current European Parliament Member Sandra Kalniete, followed by MP Arvils Aseradens, former Education and Science Minister and current European Parliament Member Karlis Sadurskis, European Parliament Member Inese Vaidere, politician Girts Valdis Kristovskis, Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica and others. The European Parliament elections will be held in…

January inflation in Estonia among fastest in EU

Monday, February 25, 2019

Estonia saw consumer price inflation of 2.8% in January, one of the highest in the EU, according to EU statistical office Eurostat. The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.4% in January 2019, down from 1.5% in December but up from 1.3% on year. Overall EU annual inflation stood at 1.5% in January, down from 1.6% both on month and on year. The highest annual rates of inflation in January were…

Independence Day military parade held at Freedom Square

Monday, February 25, 2019

Over 900 people in uniform from Estonia and allied countries took part in the parade dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, held this year at Tallinn’s Freedom Square. The parade was led by Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Maj. Gen. Martin Herem and overseen by President Kersti Kaljulaid. Among those represented in the parade were all branches of the EDF, the Estonian National Defence…