Estonia is determined to stay independent of Russia. As it trains its people as reserve fighters, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have brought new uncertainty
Baltic states have repeatedly voiced their concern at the Russian military build-up in the exclave sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, both EU and NATO members.
Estonia wants the limit of goods transported across the border to be reduced in Europe as a result of alcohol bought in Latvia and taken to Estonia.
John McCain has pledged US support to the security of Russia's three Baltic neighbors amid worries that the US may not be fully committed to the defense of NATO allies following statements by US President-elect Donald Trump. He added that Washington should consider basing troops permanently at least in Estonia.
The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years.
Finland's defense minister said he doesn't see the recent deployment of Russian missiles in the Baltic Sea region as a direct threat, but warned Wednesday that a negative spiral of actions and counter- actions could cause "something to happen, even if only accidentally."
Despite being worried about an increased Russian military presence, the Baltic nations are still congratulating America's new leader, Donald Trump.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said that Russia’s military activity in the Baltic Sea is a threat to not only the Baltic States.