MOSCOW, 7 Mar – RIA Novosti. More and more Estonian teenagers are being trained to participate in a possible war with Russia, experts said in an interview with RT.
Thus, Estonian Defense Minister Kalle Laanet previously noted an increase in the number of young people who are ready to take part in resisting the enemy. According to the results of opinion polls, their share increased from 54 to 63%.
According to experts, the country is witnessing an increase in Russophobia, which is being fueled by the official authorities, trying to intimidate the population with danger from outside. “, – said the head of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences Leonid Vardomsky.
The specialist stressed that by spreading an alternative view of Russia, the Estonian authorities are trying to distract citizens from internal problems.
Vladislav Vorotnikov, a leading researcher at the Center for European Studies at the Institute for International Studies at MGIMO, believes that Estonia has been shaping the image of Russia as an enemy among the population for several years now, and has even achieved success in this direction.
Earlier, Estonian Defense Minister Kalle Laanet said that Moscow poses the greatest threat to the country's security.