Estonian General: It takes more than three hours to invade Estonia

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Estonian retired Brigadier General Urmas Roosimägi rejects the assertion that Estonia could be overrun by the Russian forces in three hours – a claim made by the British columnist Edward Lucas in his article for the Politico magazine.
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