Posts tagged as defend

Finland is ready to defend itself at war as against pandemic. Interview with Finnish ambassador to Vilnius

By Andrius Balčiūnas on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Finland has kept military service and Cold War-era medical reserve even when other countries took preparedness for adversities lightly – and was proven right, says Finnish Ambassador to Lithuania Christer Gustaf Michelsson in an interview to LRT.lt. Finland can also offer advice on how to manage nuclear safety, as the country is planning to have a new nuclear plant built by Rosatom, the developer of Astravyets NPP which has been…

Message to NATO: Don’t forget the Black Sea and the Balkans

By Stephen Blank on Monday, January 21, 2019

In February, NATO’s Defense Ministers will convene a ministerial conference and in April they will do so for Foreign Ministers. These meetings should reassess the importance of the Black Sea and the Balkans’ strategic importance, especially in light of recent events.  These events comprise the recent Kerch Strait incident, the revelations of Russian-backed coups in Macedonia, Greece and Montenegro, to prevent the governments in Podgorica and Skopje from joining NATO…

60% of Estonians ready to defend their country, survey estimates

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A survey commissioned by the Estonian Defence Ministry has found that 60% of Estonian respondents would take part in defence related activity in the event of a military attack. The Estonian Defence Ministry stated in a news release on Tuesday, December 18, that the results of the Public Opinion and National Defence Survey carried out this autumn showed that in the event of an attack on Estonia, approximately 80% of…