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Laying wreaths and lighting candles at cemeteries and monuments, Estonia has on November 28 marked the 95th anniversary of the beginning of the Baltic nation’s war of Independence.

«I call on Estonians to light candles at graves and memorials to those who fought for Estonia, to remember our forebears’ heroism and courage in the early days of the War of Independence,» said Urmas Reinsalu, the country’s defence minister in an address at the Cross of Liberty monument in Tallinn.

With a power vacuum developing after the German surrender in World War I, on November 28, 1918, the Red Army attacked Estonia near the city of Narva, where they were met by Estonian national forces – thus opening the War of Independence, ERR wrote.

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