Russia's military is transforming—NATO is rushing to compete
A newly brutalized Russian Army is emerging from its disastrous invasion of Ukraine, with NATO nations now mobilizing to cover gaps in their defenses.
Kaja Kallas, Europe's new "Iron Lady"
"I think it is meant as a compliment," Kallas told Newsweek of the new nickname. "I guess it shows that I've been very firm."
Crimea is a "red line" for Putin, NATO defense minister says
Regardless of nuclear threats, Estonia's Hanno Pevkur told Newsweek the West should not "be worried about what the Kremlin will do."
"NATO lake" vital in long-term Russia conflict: Estonia FM
Margus Tsahkna told Newsweek in Tallinn that the 74-year-old alliance remains the "only realistic" security guarantee against Russian aggression.
Putin "not insane" but may resort to nuclear weapons: Estonian president
The Russian president would likely only consider weapons of mass destruction if "very desperate," Alar Karis told Newsweek in Tallinn.
NATO allies must spend more, faster to beat Russia: Estonia PM
Estonia's government has called on NATO allies to commit to a new military spending target of 2.5 percent of GDP.
Russians "haven't changed" since World War II: Estonian prime minister
"The way they operate, the brutality, the atrocities; it hasn't changed at all," Kaja Kallas told Newsweek in the Estonian capital.
Russia's secret plans for Baltic states exposed
The Kremlin wants to reduce NATO's presence in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, while simultaneously strengthening Russian influence and culture.
Putin "knows he's in the corner" in Ukraine, ex-NATO spy chief says
"He still thinks that he can outlast the West," the former head of Estonia's Foreign Intelligence Service told Newsweek of the Russian president.
Putin's Achilles' heel: Ex-intel chief urges West to choke Russian oil
A G7-European Union joint price cap is reportedly eating into the Kremlin's budget as Moscow wages its costly war in Ukraine.
Russian spies still threaten West despite Ukraine fiasco: Ex-intel chief
Mikk Marran, who headed Estonia's foreign intelligence service until last year, told Newsweek that Moscow's spies are still conducting foreign operations.
Putin officials are secretly against Ukraine war, ex-spy chief says
"There were and are officials inside the Kremlin that are totally against the war," the former head of Estonia's Foreign Intelligence Service told Newsweek.
NATO jets intercept Russian plane amid U.S. drone tensions
British and German jets intercepted a Russian refueling aircraft that did not respond to Estonian air traffic control.
Ukraine is a "testing ground" for Russia-U.S. cyber war: Official
Moscow's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has heralded a new era of Russia-West cyber conflict, a Russian diplomat has said.
NATO taking part in "air policing" missions on Russia's doorstep
The operation over Estonia, which shares its eastern border with Russia, comes as tensions between NATO and Moscow remain high amid the Ukraine war.
Why Estonia election results are a blow to Putin
Tallinn has been one of Kyiv's most outspoken backers, and Prime Minister Kaja Kallas' re-election means there will be no change in course.
"Never underestimate the Russians": Lessons from NATO's frontier
A NATO minnow on the front line with Russia is urging allies to adopt an uncompromising strategy to strategically defeat Moscow.
Only NATO or nukes can save Ukraine from Russia: Estonia foreign minister
Urmas Reinsalu told Newsweek that NATO membership for Ukraine is the only realistic way to deter future Russian aggression.
Making Putin's oligarchs pay for Russia's war on Ukraine
Kyiv is eyeing some $500 billion in frozen Russian assets, but Western partners face a myriad of obstacles.
Two American nationals accused of funneling U.S. weapons tech to Russia
Five Russian nationals were also charged by the Department of Justice in the alleged smuggling scheme.
NATO facing "very real" arms shortage due to Ukraine war
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu told Newsweek that NATO allies need to increase arms deliveries to Ukraine to enable a total victory for Kyiv.
It's time for NATO to give Ukraine tanks, long-range missiles: Estonia FM
Urmas Reinsalu told Newsweek that Kyiv should be given long-range missiles "without political caveats."
Elite Russian units take up to 40 percent casualties in Ukraine: Official
A European defense official told Newsweek that top Russian airborne, military intelligence, and army units have taken "severe" casualties since February.
Russian spy defects, calls Putin's Ukraine war "worst scenario" imaginable
Artem Zinchenko has reportedly sought asylum in Estonia, where he was arrested in 2017 and then traded back to Russia a year later.
U.S. 'God of War' HIMARS set to form NATO eastern shield against Russia
The president of the Baltic Security Foundation told Newsweek the systems are a "game changer" for the nations.
Estonia "welcomes and congratulates" Ukraine on Crimean bridge blast
Ukraine has not officially taken credit for the blast, but several officials took to social media to celebrate the destruction wrought against the bridge.
Putin Must Pay for Ukraine and Europe's 'Painful' Winter: Estonia
Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu told Newsweek the European Union must "immediately" expand sanctions and military aid for Ukraine.
Russian State TV Rallies Russians Against NATO After Darya Dugina's Killing
One commentator said Russia is now "at war" with the United States and Britain.
Estonia Hits Back at Russia's Claim It's Harboring Dugina's Killer
"We regard this as one instance of provocation in a very long line of provocations by Russia," said Urmas Reinsalu, Estonia's foreign minister.
Anti-Putin 'National Republican Army' Mocks Russia's Dugina Claims
"The authorities are so afraid of the partisans that they are ready for any fables in order to maintain the appearance of total control," the group said.