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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...
Minister of Defence Luik: Estonia is a reliable ally
22.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Estonia is a reliable ally

The first readings of draft resolutions were completed yesterday in the Parliament, which will allow Estonia to contribute up to 272 servicemen next year to international military operations and readiness units. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Afghanistan and other crisis areas around...
EU Defence Ministers focus on transatlantic relations
20.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

EU Defence Ministers focus on transatlantic relations

Today, in Brussels, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part in the meeting of European Union Defence Ministers to discuss cooperation between the European Union and NATO, the activities of the European Defence Agency and questions concerning the European Union's military missions and operations....
Belgian troops to join NATO forces in Estonia
16.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Belgian troops to join NATO forces in Estonia

Nearly 200 Belgian troops are scheduled to start their service in Estonia beginning of next year, as part of the NATO Battle Group stationed at Tapa. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the decision by the Belgian Government to send its troops to Estonia shows that small countries can...
Meeting of Northern Group Defence Minsters, in Oslo.
15.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik participated in the military mobility training exercise for the defence ministers of the Northern Group

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the meeting of Nordic and Baltic defence ministers, where the discussion focused on the question of regional security and the future of various European defence initiatives, and in today’s meeting of Northern Group defence ministers, where a...
13.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Colonel Veiko-Vello Palm is set to become Commander of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik issued a Directive naming Colonel Veiko-Vello Palm the Commander of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, as of 5 December. Minister of Defence Luik stated that Colonel Palm is an officer who has gained comprehensive experience in Estonia, as well as...
Ministers of Defence from member countries of the European Intervention Initiative, in Paris.
09.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

European Intervention Initiative Defence Ministers met in Paris

Last night, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part in the meeting of member countries of the European Intervention Initiative in Paris to discuss the roadmap for 2019 and welcome Finland as a member. In addition, Minister of Defence Luik met his French counterpart, Florence Parly to discuss...
Delegation of U.S. senators met with Minister of Defence
25.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Delegation of U.S. senators met with Minister of Defence

Thursday, a delegation of U.S. senators met with the Minister of Defence Jüri Luik to receive an overview of the security situation and discuss the matters of defence cooperation. The delegation, which included members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Select Committee on...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik at the conclusion of the 39th Higher National Defence Course
22.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: one must understand the factors that are shaping our security environment

In his speech at the conclusion of the 39th Higher National Defence Course, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik emphasised that Estonia’s national defence model requires awareness by citizens and situational awareness by the state. Luik cited the fact that broad-based national defence requires the...

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