ISSUE: 4/2023

  • Volume 27
  • Number 4
  • 2023


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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The Impact of Russian Aggression Against Ukraine on Estonian Security


Historically, Estonia has suffered many years of hostilities inflicted by Russia, with Russia being a constant threat towards the nation’s identity and sovereignty, including the loss of its independence and coming under and enduring belligerent Russian occupation. Recently, Moscow’s policy escalated by their unilaterally using military power against Ukraine in an attempt to subordinate the nation while harbouring desires to restore their sphere of influence. 2022’s aggression came as no surprise to Tallinn, as the nation’s leadership had issued warnings about Russia’s intentions, based on understanding its nature and being aware of what a so-called “Russian world” means. This article aims to focus on presenting the impact of Russian aggression against Ukraine on Estonia within three domains of understanding; those of the political, public, and military, and the author will use scientific methods including the collection of original data and a systematic review of existing literature and studies, along with analyses, syntheses, and elements of comparative analysis. The case study, of course, concerns Estonia. The research contends that the Russian Federation is and will continue to be considered an existential threat, one which carries out both continuous and decisive non-military and military activities against its neighbours. These activities require Estonia to improve internal security with the need of regional and international support.


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Language: English

Pages: 71-92

How to Cite:


Śliwa, Z. (2023) "The Impact of Russian Aggression Against Ukraine on Estonian Security". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 4/2023, pp. 71-92. DOI: 10.33067/SE.4.2023.5