Posts tagged as Defense League

Ministry: Defense League rather than Defense Forces best suited for assisting police

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Ministry of the Interior believes police could provide training for military conscripts in order to include them in law enforcement when necessary. The Ministry of Defense has not immediately rejected the plan, but sees members of the Defense League better suited for assisting police. Head of the Ministry of the Interior Rescue and Crisis Management Policy Department Jaanis Otsla told ERR that the ministry will soon introduce a proposed…

Estonian president approves continued use of Defense League in border control

Thursday, April 9, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid on Wednesday gave her consent to the minister of the interior to allow for the continued use of up to 150 members of the volunteer Estonian Defense League in support of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) for border control operations. Under the Law Enforcement Act, Defense League members have been involved in restored border control in Estonia since March 17, and for a period of…

Estonia’s Volunteer Cyber Militia

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Interesting — although short and not very detailed — article about Estonia’s volunteer cyber-defense militia. Padar’s militia of amateur IT workers, economists, lawyers, and other white-hat types are grouped in the city of Tartu, about 65 miles from the Russian border, and in the capital, Tallinn, about twice as far from it. The volunteers, who’ve inspired a handful of similar operations around the world, are readying themselves to defend against the kind…

The Baltic suicide: How Washington recruits the guerrillas

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 13, 2018

All of us are witnesses of US Special Operations Forces (SOF) continued activity in the Baltic region. This fact is demonstrated by the participation of the V-22 Osprey convertoplanes in the military exercises, which take place in the Baltic countries regularly. The US SOF staff are studying the Baltic battlefield diligently – this is how NATO considers the territory of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. It`s necessary to mention that the…

Defmin: Security net covering Estonia can resist any attack

Monday, May 14, 2018

According to Defense Minister Juri Luik, the large-scale military exercise Siil (Hedgehog) showed that the strong security net covering Estonia can successfully resist any attack. “Siil 2018 was an especially large-scale exercise which was participated in by thousands of military personnel, members of the Defense League (Kaitseliit), reservists, police officers and border guard officials, as well as many volunteers and state officials across Estonia,” Luik was quoted by spokespeople as…