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10 suspected Russian agents detained in Estonia

Feb 20, 2024

Estonia's top officials have announced the detention of 10 alleged Russian agents who were supposed to destabilize the situation in the country.

The announcement was made by Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Foreign Minister Margus Tsakhkna.

"Estonia has successfully stopped the hybrid operation of Russian special services on its territory," Kallas said.


"We know that the Kremlin is targeting all of our democratic societies. Our response is to be open and expose their methods. It is a way to deter malign actions and make us more resilient," she added.

Margus Tsakhkna elaborated that the Internal Security Police detained ten people suspected of acting on instructions from Russia.

"The goal was to spread fear, fuel tension and weaken our resolve to support Ukraine. But Russia will not succeed. We remain strong and vigilant," he wrote.

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