In National Review, Jay Nordlinger details the outsized commitment to Ukraine’s war efforts against the Russian invasion by Estonia, a small Baltic country that used to be part of the Soviet Union. Debbie and I have visited Estonia and have long been fans of the country. Nordlinger writes:
- Here is an article about Estonia — Estonia and Ukraine — by Michael Weiss, of New Lines.
Estonia has donated almost 40% of its annual military budget to Ukraine and more than 0.8% of its gross domestic product, higher than any other nation per capita. It is a contribution made all the more impressive when one considers that Spain, a much larger and wealthier country, hasn’t given Ukraine a single item of heavy weaponry in 2022. Estonia has provided howitzers, armored personnel carriers, mine-resistant vehicles and hundreds of Javelin anti-tank missiles.
- I would like to credit the essayist, but the essay appears in The Economist, which does without bylines. In any case, an outstanding essay, powerful in explanation: “Vladimir Putin is in thrall to a distinctive brand of Russian fascism: That is why his country is such a threat to Ukraine, the West and his own people.”
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