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Government named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League
13.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Government named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League

Today, upon the recommendation of the Minister of Defence and the Commander of the Defence Forces, the Government of the Republic named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the individual assuming command of the Defence League must...
12.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Baltic Sea training exercises demonstrate the dedication of allies

This summer, the allies will be carrying out large-scale training exercises on the Baltic Sea. The United States will be leading the annual international Baltic region training exercise BALTOPS, while the United Kingdom will be leading the deployment exercise Baltic Protector. Minister of Defence...
03.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Kusti Salm is the next Director of the Centre for Defence Investments

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik named Kusti Salm, Director of the Ministry’s Defence Investments Planning Department, as the next Director of the Centre for Defence Investment. Kusti Salm will take up the post on 23 July, when the three-year term of office of the current Director, Colonel Rauno Sirg...
31.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Defence Budget to Remain at 2% of GDP

According to the budget strategy approved by the Government of the Republic for 2020–2023, Estonia will continue to use at least 2% of GDP for the development of national defence, added to which are the costs for hosting Allies and the Defence Investment Programme, in accordance with the principles...
Estonia and the United States signed a Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019-2024
23.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and the United States signed a Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019-2024

On 22 May, in Washington, Kadi Silde, Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and Kathryn Wheelbarger, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, signed the Estonia-United States Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019–2024 at the...
Jüri Luik at the Lennart Meri conference: Russia's target is Western unity
18.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik at the Lennart Meri conference: Russia's target is Western unity

In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik – who is today’s keynote speaker at the Lennart Meri Conference – reminded listeners that Russia’s tools in fracturing unity between Western countries are not limited to the dissemination of false information or cyberattacks, since the threat of military...
Belgian unit handed over to the French
16.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Belgian unit handed over to the French

Today, at Tapa, the Belgian Army company serving within the composition of the NATO battle group handed over its authorisations to the French Army unit that arrived in Estonia last month. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik thanked the Belgians for their excellent service and welcomed the French on...
08.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Victims of the World War II were remembered at Charles’ Church

Victims of the World War II and the victims of repressions and crimes committed by occupation forces were remembered in Charles’ Church today in Tallinn. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik said that the frameworks regulating the coexistence of nations today are built upon the...
Permanent Secretary Prikk: Early warning is of vital importance to Estonia
26.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk: Early warning is of vital importance to Estonia

Today, in order to protect the overriding public interest, which is the ensuring of national security, the Ministry of Defence contacted the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) with a request to enforce a prohibition on stay in the Aidu Wind Park, until the threat at the object can be addressed....
11 statements regarding the Aidu Wind Farm which require correcting
25.04.2019|Ministry of Defence

11 statements regarding the Aidu Wind Farm which require correcting

Explanations by the Ministry of Defence to Aivar Kokk and Oleg and Andres Sõnajalg regarding the statements of 25 April 2019 concerning the development of Aidu Wind Farm. Aivar Kokk published the opinion piece, entitled „Kas riik reageeris Aidu tuulepargi saagas üle?“ in Eesti Päevaleht. 1....

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