Estonia warns it will shoot to kill any Russian Special Forces operatives

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Estonian soldiers take part in military drill Siil 2015 (Hedgehog 2015) on Tapa training grounds, Estonia, 12 May 2015.

Estonia warns it will shoot to kill any Russian Special Forces operatives


Estonia’s most senior military officer, lieutenant general Riho Terras, told the Financial Times in an exclusive interview his country has a clear plan for dealing with undercover Russian Special Forces operatives who sprung up in the early days of the Ukraine crisis last year. They will be shot, he said.

Estonia, a tiny Baltic state locked between Russia and the sea, is currently undertaking its largest ever peacetime mobilisation exercise that involves 13,000 troops, 7,000 of them called up...


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