The Estonian government is developing a concept for protection of population in case of natural disaster or military attack. Power is the program of measures of overcoming the crisis is not only natural and technogenic origin, as it was until now, but also crises related to security and national defense, said on Thursday the newspaper Eesti Paevaleht.
“The natural disaster that is not preventable but can be reduced
military risks. Good training is one of the arguments
to abandon the attack,” – said the head created by the Ministry of internal Affairs and the state Chancellery group on protection of the population Clos Margot (quoted by “Interfax”). At the same time, he stressed that although this program is focused on military containment, it should not be construed as recognition of the existence of a military threat.
The protection team will determine ways to quickly alert people about the impending threat. Programs are developed to prepare individuals, local governments and the state in the case that will stop the supply of electricity will be interrupted connection.
The authorities plan to prepare recommendations to the population about how much food, water and necessities should be in every family in the event of crises. It is noted that the terms of the protection of the population affected and the institution. In Estonian high schools currently are optional courses in national defence, said Claus.
“We updated the program of the state defense order in
it was the questions of preparing the population for defense and crises”, –
A preliminary version of the concept will be presented to the government in early 2017, and the idea of the formation of the corresponding program appeared at the end of 2015.
Note that although the description of the plans for the development of measures for protection from military attack, the potential aggressor is not named, since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis in the former Soviet Baltic republics and in Europe have repeatedly expressed suspicions about the supposedly imminent Russian invasion of the Baltic States on the “Crimean” scenario.
Two weeks ago, the former President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves called upon the European leaders to get rid of “naivety” in relation to Russia, which, in his opinion, is becoming “increasingly aggressive.” In an interview with Buzzfeed News, the politician, who was recently replaced by Kirsty Callid, stressed that Russia is a threat to Europe. In particular, Ilves drew attention to the fact that Russia allegedly funding the “parties opposed to the political establishment,” and “undermines a long-standing agreement on security.”
At the same time, Ilves said that Russia is seriously threatening the Baltic States – from fear to repel the NATO Treaty, obligating Alliance members to defend each other. A more significant danger from Moscow to countries that are not members of the European Union and NATO, said the former President.
The Estonian authorities constantly thank NATO for their support. In may, during a meeting in Brussels of foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, the head of the Estonian Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia Marina Kaljurand expressed appreciation for NATO’s increased military presence in the Baltic States, as it is, she said, will allow you to talk with Russia from a stronger position.
In addition, the Estonian government invited NATO to deploy in the country’s anti-aircraft missile complexes Patriot, arguing that the deployment in Eastern Europe of four additional battalions of the Alliance will not be enough to deter Russian aggression.