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NATO Member Estonia Says It’s Targeted by Russian Missile Simulations

Soldiers take part in a large-scale exercise led by Estonia, with the participation of NATO troops and the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) in Tapa, Estonia in May 2021. 

Soldiers take part in a large-scale exercise led by Estonia, with the participation of NATO troops and the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) in Tapa, Estonia in May 2021. 

Photographer: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images

Russia is currently conducting military exercises with simulated missile attacks against Estonia, the Baltic nation said, warning of escalating tensions between a Moscow and a front-line NATO member.

Estonia’s Defense Ministry said that provocative behavior has intensified on Estonia’s border with Russia ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s summit scheduled for next week in Madrid, according to a response to emailed questions on Tuesday.