* Estonia's president on Friday slammed Russia for using energy to bring pressure on its former satellites and the entire European Union, and urged the EU to forge a united policy towards Moscow.
"Russia has used energy as a foreign policy instrument against Estonia for 15 years and will continue to do so," Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in an interview published Friday in the Postimees daily.
"A very clear danger to us (from Moscow) comes from exerting pressure by using energy," he said.
"When the Lithuanians sold the Mazeikiu oil refinery to the Poles, an accident happened and a pipeline feeding the refinery broke down," he said.
"In order to minimise this security risk, we have to build our energy independence."
Ilves said the EU needs to have a united policy toward Russia, in particular on energy issues.
"We need to come to agreements within the EU," he said. "There must be an awareness that energy can be used for manipulation."
"In trade relations, one can't apply different tariffs within the EU any more," he said. "One wouldn't be able to use such "divide and rule" politics in energy either if we had a joint EU energy policy."