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  • 07 March 2017 10:25 It’s not possible to take over our country in just a couple of hours

    Article appeared in Dagens Nyheter; March 7, 2017 By Mikael Malmström In Estonia, we’re not afraid of Russia, but it´s better to be prepared to defend ourselves. This is the message coming from Riho Terras, the Estonian defence chief, who will be receiving allied troops in April. “Our main task is to get Putin to believe in NATO,” he says.

  • 24 February 2017 12:36 Commander of Defence Forces: Protection is afforded to those who want and can protect themselves

    The address of the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, General Riho Terras, to the parade in honour of the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia on February 24, 2017 in Tallinn. Honourable President of the Republic! Honourable President of the Riigikogu! Mister Prime Minister! Your Excellencies! Members of the Defence Forces and the Defence League! Dear compatriots!

  • 08 December 2016 12:21 Estonia’s Most Influential 2016: Riho Terras

    Article appeared in Eesti Päevaleht; December 8, 2016 By Otti Eylandt In the annual ranking of Estonia´s most influential people, Estonian daily newspaper Eesti Päevaleht selected LTG Riho Terras as the second most influential Servant of the State in 2016 in Estonia.

  • 02 December 2016 15:18 Largest NATO cyber defence exercise concludes in Estonia

    Largest NATO cyber defence exercise concludes in Estonia

    Today largest NATO multinational cyber defence exercise, “Cyber Coalition 2016” concluded at the Alliance’s Cyber Range in Tartu, Estonia and at locations in participating nations.

  • 24 August 2016 19:08 Chancellor Merkel meets Estonian and German troops

    Chancellor Merkel meets Estonian and German troops

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who arrived in Estonia for a two-day visit, today met with Commander of Estonian Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Riho Terras, as well as Estonian and German troops at Headquarters Support and Signal Battalion in Tallinn.

  • 01 August 2016 11:08 Estonian Defence Forces training team heads to Iraq

    Thursday, a six-member training team of Estonian Defence Forces headed to Iraq to train soldiers of the Iraqi security forces over the next half year.

  • 29 July 2016 15:26 Defence Forces commemorate WWII fallen

    Defence Forces commemorate WWII fallen

    Saturday, July 30 chaplains of Estonian Defence Forces laid wreaths at the Sinimäe Memorial and Red Army Soldiers´ monument in east Estonia to pay respects for all those fallen and injured in Sinimäe battle during the Second World War.

  • 21 July 2016 18:24 Estonian UN peacekeepers in Lebanon assume duties near Blue Line

    Estonian UN peacekeepers in Lebanon assume duties near Blue Line

    Estonian platoon Estpla-21 to Finnish-Irish Battalion serving in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today assumed duties at UN Position 6-50 near the Blue Line, separating Lebanon and Israel.

  • 01 July 2016 14:42 Commander of Polish Infantry Company: we are welcomed friends

    Commander of Polish Infantry Company: we are welcomed friends

    On June 30, 2016, a Polish infantry company arrived in Estonia to train with members of the Estonian Defence Forces and other allied troops that have been deployed here.

  • 18 June 2016 15:36 Preparations under way for Saber Strike final battles

    Preparations under way for Saber Strike final battles

    Preparations are under way at the Estonian Defence Forces Central Training Area, close to Tapa for the climax of Sabre Strike exercise. Members of the Estonian and Allied forces conducted training Friday which involved passing on control of areas as well as moving through positions.


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