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Russia will not intimidate me, Estonian PM Kallas says

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By John Irish

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Kallas can't visit Russia. Meanwhile Putin can't visit the 124 countries that are party to the Rome Statute.

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What we learned from 1930s is that the price will be higher for everybody with every hesitation, with every delay."

Sad that the "we" in the above does not include the US GQOP and other anti-democracy groups around the globe. The far rightists that want to see authoritarianism replace democracy are not the sorts to 'learn' much beyond being able to parrot headlines with a quote one of their fellow extremists.

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She’s got more guts than America’s republicans. That’s for sure.

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Why is Putin afraid of her?

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NATO and allied nations need to ramp up production of artillery rounds and guns to wartime levels. They are being left behind by only a handful of nations like Russia, NK, China and Iran who are already pushing out munitions at such levels to sustain the Russian onslaught through its numerically superior artillery pieces.

The warning signs are clear, and not enough is currently being done to even reach parity. Every nation needs to replenish its own stocks of munitions, increase its own number of artillery pieces and make enough for Ukraine to reach parity with Russia. Drone production and ground to ground missiles also need to be produced at wartime levels. Do it now and you will be ready if and when this war spreads. The longer nations wait the further behind they get and the less prepared to resist and survive an expanded conflict.

Russia will not back down while it has the numbers on its side. Only when things are on an equal footing or they are being outnumbered , will they back down or be prepared to make compromises and deal with Ukraine as an equal.

Estonia being in NATO is protected from Russia, but they still need to do their part for the defense of all members. Not being intimidated is part of their requirements.

Estonia should reciprocate and make Putin a wanted individual for making threats against Estonia's leader.

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She should be on the EU most wanted list for flagrantly violating sanctions. Ask her husband about his share of a logistics-trucking company and the cash he made by backdooring sanctions.

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Estonia has the massive production of artillery shells of exactly zero.

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Estonia has the massive production of artillery shells of exactly zero.

from the same article; about halfway down..

Estonia last year initiated talks to boost European munitions' supplies to Ukraine that led to the 27 EU members agreeing to send Kyiv 1 million rounds of artillery ammunition by March this year.

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Why is Putin afraid of her?

He's not. He could squish her like a grape.

Why are you so afraid of Putin?

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Yes, I read that. I was simply pointing out Estonia has no production facilities for the manufacture of shells. Their domestic production capacity is precisely zero.

And with that 1 million they are egging on the EU for - the article specifically mentions they will only meet half that target. In reality it will fall well short of half.

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stormcrowToday  09:06 am JST

She’s got more guts than America’s republicans. That’s for sure.

Russia has committed cyberhacking against nations around the world, and installed the puppet trump into the WH. Estonia is much closer to Russia and in the EU and NATO. Of course with NATO being a defense alliance, an attack on Estonia will unleash the wrath of all of NATO. Kaja don't take no sass.

> wallaceToday  09:56 am JST

Why is Putin afraid of her?

Because Estonia, along with other NATO members are next door and unlike the subservient Spanky Don, Kaja is strong and she won't take any lippy crap from Vlad. You Go, Girl.

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Gone are the days when one 155mm shell would cost $500-$1000-$1500. Now, thanks to the Ukraine conflict, depleted inventories, the middle east, the arming up in the pacific, increases in demand, commodity price increases and other factors - the price of a shell has skyrocketed. Germany (and thus Europe) is paying over $3500/shell.

Hint - America wants to make money out of this thing. That what this is all about.

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Because Estonia, along with other NATO members are next door and unlike the subservient Spanky Don, Kaja is strong and she won't take any lippy crap from Vlad. You Go, Girl.

Still believes the Russia collusion hoax!!

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stanToday 12:27 pm JST

Why is Putin afraid of her?

He's not. He could squish her like a grape.

Why doesn't he do it then, rather than issuing an arrest warrant like a nancy boy?

Still believes the Russia collusion hoax!!

"I asked him and he said it's not Russia."

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JJEToday 12:30 pm JST

Yes, I read that. I was simply pointing out Estonia has no production facilities for the manufacture of shells. Their domestic production capacity is precisely zero.

And with that 1 million they are egging on the EU for - the article specifically mentions they will only meet half that target. In reality it will fall well short of half.

Western countries aren't gas stations turned shell manufactories like Russia.

Gone are the days when one 155mm shell would cost $500-$1000-$1500. Now, thanks to the Ukraine conflict, depleted inventories, the middle east, the arming up in the pacific, increases in demand, commodity price increases and other factors - the price of a shell has skyrocketed. Germany (and thus Europe) is paying over $3500/shell.

Hint - America wants to make money out of this thing. That what this is all about.

Any country can get in on the shell game. The defense industry is 3% of the US economy.

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jackandjillToday  01:54 pm JST

Russians in Estonia are Estonians not Russians.

Russian speakers in Ukraine used to Ukranian, until they secured their LEGAL independence via Civil War. Scope, timing and circumstances in Estonia different than Ukraine in 2014, but fundamentally the same core issues.

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Expect a LARGE surge in migration to Russia from Estonia, seems almost a certainty.

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