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Ministry of Defence supports seven Estonian defence industry undertakings
18.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence supports seven Estonian defence industry undertakings

The Ministry of Defence is providing nearly EUR 500,000 in support to seven Estonian companies involved in the development of armaments and explosives, which took part in this year’s defence industry development project competition. Minister of Defence Luik noted that the measure is part of the...
SURVEY: In the opinion of the Estonian people, our country is protected
18.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

SURVEY: In the opinion of the Estonian people, our country is protected

According to the public opinion survey by the Ministry of Defence, the opinion of the Estonian people towards life has improved, our country is protected, and national defence is well organized. The results of the Public Opinion and National Defence Survey, carried out this fall, have revealed...
17.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals of international operations

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented medals of the participant of international military operations to the nearly 140 servicemen who have participated in operations this year. Minister of Defence Luik thanked the servicemen for their service and emphasised that this service is important to the...
Luik discussed the situation on the Black Sea in Turkey
12.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik discussed the situation on the Black Sea in Turkey

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met yesterday, in Ankara, with Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar, and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Binali Yıldırım to discuss the security situation on the Black Sea and in countries in the region. The two ministers also touched upon issues of defence...
07.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Conscript’s child allowance set to increase

On the proposal of the Minister of Defence, the Government decided today to raise conscript’s child allowance to EUR 300 per month starting in 2019. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that it is reasonable on the part of the state to offer adequate support for those citizens who have been called...
Minister of Defence thanks General Terras
04.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanks General Terras

Today, a change in the position of Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces will be taking place, with Major General Martin Herem taking over the duty of protecting the flag of the Republic from General Riho Terras. A festive ceremony will be held at the Ministry of Defence, to thank General Terras...
The Minister of Defence thanked contributors to national defence with decorations
29.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

The Minister of Defence thanked contributors to national defence with decorations

Yesterday, at the ceremony held in the hall within the Ministry of Defence and dedicated to the anniversary of the start of the War of Independence, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented decorations to individuals who have contributed to the national defence. In his speech, Minister of Defence...
Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to the field of defence
29.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to the field of defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be honouring contributors to and developers of the field of defence for their outstanding work in contributing to the national defence of Estonia, with Crosses of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, badges, letters of appreciation and valuable gifts. Yesterday,...
Luik discussed the Ukraine crisis in Berlin
28.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik discussed the Ukraine crisis in Berlin

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s Minister of Defence, with whom he discussed the Russian attack against Ukrainian vessels on the Azov Sea. Both ministers confirmed the seriousness of the situation. ‘Russia’s armed attack should not be underestimated. What...
Minister of Defence Luik: A full-scale military conflict may erupt at any time in Ukraine
26.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: A full-scale military conflict may erupt at any time in Ukraine

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik noted that yesterday’s naval conflict in the Kerch Strait and the Azov Sea is yet another act of Russian aggression against Ukraine, which the international community must immediately takes steps to resolve. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the situation is...

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