Russian inspectors start checks at Estonian military compound under Vienna Document

  • 2021-06-01

MOSCOW – Russian inspectors have begun an inspection of a 10,000 square meter military area in Estonia that will last until June 3, the head of Russia's Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, Sergei Ryzhkov, said on Tuesday. 

"From May 31 to June 3, in accordance with the Vienna Document 2011 on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures, a Russian team of specialists is carrying out an inspection of the specified area in Estonia," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release.

It said that the inspection is conducted to determine the scale of military activities carried out within the specified area, subject to prior notification. The size of the area to be checked is approximately 10,000 square kilometers.

During the event, Russian inspectors will visit training areas and grounds, and will be briefed on military activity, formations or units located within the specified area, the press released said.