Posts published in Day: August 10, 2019

Progress made identifying remains returned from North Korea last year, defense agency says

Saturday, August 10, 2019

More than a year after North Korea returned 55 cases of remains, 11 American troops have been identified and more are expected in coming weeks, according to the agency overseeing the process. The remains were flown to Osan in late July, fulfilling part of the agreement reached by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their first summit on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. The cases…

Estonia, 5 other Western countries urge Russia to withdraw from Georgia

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The United States and five European countries, including Estonia, on Thursday marked the 11th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia with an appeal to Moscow to implement agreements reached in 2008 to withdraw its military forces to positions held before hostilities began. After closed UN Security Council consultations, the ambassadors of Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland, Britain and the United States issued a statement supporting Georgia’s independence, sovereignty…

Estonian experts: Russian heliport on Gogland a demonstration of power

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Several Estonian experts agree that the purpose of Russia’s recent decision to establish a permanent heliport on the Gulf of Finland island of Gogland, located 55 kilometers from Estonia’s northern coast, is a demonstration of power, daily Postimees writes. The newly built heliport includes five helipads and will reportedly be equipped to receive all types of transport and combat helicopters currently operational in Russia’s Western Military District. Nonetheless, experts in…

Paper: Amazon establishes subsidiary in Estonia

Saturday, August 10, 2019

U.S. retail giant Amazon has established a subsidiary, Amazon Data Services Estonia OÜ, fueling speculation that the company is seeking to establish a data center or start providing cloud services in Estonia, daily Postimees reports. While the online retail operator is currently keeping its activities in Estonia confidential, the subsidiary, which was founded on July 11, has registered data processing and web hosting services as its primary areas of activity.…

Latvian company to import electricity to Lithuania from Kaliningrad

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Latvian company Spectrum Baltic plans to import electricity to Lithuania from the Russian region of Kaliningrad. Lithuania’s National Energy Regulatory Council confirmed it to LETA/BNS on Thursday it had issued the company the necessary permit. The council’s documents show the Latvian company submitted a preliminary non-binding electricity purchase-sale contract signed with Baltiyskaya AES, an enterprise established by Russia’s Rosenergoatom, which built the nuclear power plant in Kaliningrad. The construction was…

Lithuanian Jewish Community reopens headquarters, synagogue

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Jewish Community of Lithuania said on Thursday announced it was reopening its headquarters and Vilnius Synagogue, informed LETA/BNS. “Today, the decision was made with the community chair, Faina Kukliansky, to resume the activity of the community and synagogue,” the JCL said in a statement. The premises were closed on Tuesday in response to received threats following rising tensions over the Vilnius authorities’ decision to remove memorial signs to Kazys…