Estonia will establish protection on the border with Russia due to fear of “hybrid attack”

Estonian Defense Minister Laanet: the military will stretch barbed wire along the border with Russia

Estonia plans to stretch barbed wire along the Russian border, the Minister of Defense said Kalle Laanet, writes RIA Novosti.

The authorities decided to build additional protection at the border in the form of a fence with wire. It will stretch for 130 kilometers along the state border with the Russian Federation. According to the head of the military department, Tallinn is afraid of “a possible hybrid attack on the country.” Laanet believes that Minsk continues to deliberately escalate the “hybrid attack” on the border with Poland and Lithuania, so additional border protection is needed. He added that Estonia is in contact with the allied states to coordinate actions in case of aggravation of the situation on the borders of the European Union.

Recently, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have reported numerous cases of detention of illegal migrants at the border with Belarus. They accused Minsk of creating a migration crisis.

Earlier, Estonia announced the “occupation” of the USSR and called Russia its main threat. Laanet sees “salvation” in supporting the Estonian defense budget and developing cooperation with NATO and the European Union.