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31.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence presented with the findings of a study on strengthening the air defence capabilities of the Baltic Republics

The International Centre for Defence and Security presented the Ministry of Defence with the findings of a study on the possibilities for strengthening the air defence capabilities of the Baltic Republics. The report notes that the effective functioning of an air defence system is, by its very...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and David Koh Tee Hian, Deputy Secretary and Defence Cyber Chief of Ministry of Defence of Singapore, signed a cyber cooperation agreement between the two countries in January this year.
28.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Estonia delivered cybersecurity training to Singapore

Following the Memorandum of Understanding signed on the 19th of January 2018, the Estonian Ministry of Defence delivered cybersecurity training and a cyber range exercise to cyber defenders in the Ministry of Defence, Singapore, and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). The training took place at...
Defence Minister Jüri Luik: Poland one of our key Allies in Baltic Sea region
25.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Jüri Luik: Poland one of our key Allies in Baltic Sea region

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik today met with the Polish Minister of Defence Mariusz Błaszczak, currently on a two day visit to Estonia, to discuss questions related to bilateral defence cooperation, the upcoming NATO Summit and the European Union’s defence initiatives. “Poland is one of our most...
Differences in the attitudes of Estonian-speakers and Russian-speakers towards national defence are decreasing
25.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Differences in the attitudes of Estonian-speakers and Russian-speakers towards national defence are decreasing

According to the study Public Opinion and National Defence, published today, the differences in attitudes between the Estonian and Russian populations in Estonia towards national defence are decreasing, while the overall defensive will is rising. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the...
Ministers of Defence of the Baltic Republics in Klaipeda: we are awaiting reinforcement of collective defence from the NATO Summit
24.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Ministers of Defence of the Baltic Republics in Klaipeda: we are awaiting reinforcement of collective defence from the NATO Summit

At their meeting in Klaipeda, Lithuania, the Ministers of Defence of the Baltic Republics spent yesterday and today discussing the NATO Summit set for July, defence cooperation with the United States, and the topic of European Union defence related initiatives. The Ministers of Defence also signed...
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21.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Reaction time is critical to NATO

During his appearance at the international security forum GLOBSEC 2018, in Bratislava, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that NATO is capable of providing effective deterrence on the Alliance’s eastern wing. According to the Minister of Defence, this is possible only through close cooperation...
17.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked developers of crisis prep app

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented a gift and letter of thanks to the members of Naiskodukaitse who created the mobile app Ole Valmis (Be Ready), which helps people be better prepared in the event of accidents and during crisis situations. ‘Many thanks for deciding to create this application...
14.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Siil 2018 confirmed the strength of our safety net

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik visited the headquarters of large-scale training exercise Siil 2018 (Hedgehog 2018) and observed the course of the final combat exercise from aboard a helicopter. At the Siil 2018 command post, located in Võru County, Chief of Staff of the Headquarters of the Estonian...
Minister of Defence Luik: Siil 2018 confirmed the strength of our safety net
13.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: Large-scale training exercise Siil was an important signal of deterrence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik opened the 38th Higher National Defence Courses at Roosta. The Minister of Defence admitted that the defensive will of the Estonian people remains high and is reflected in specific activities, such as the recently completed large-scale training exercise Siil 2018 (...
Luik: the war that shook the world to its very core continues to affect us to this day
08.05.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: the war that shook the world to its very core continues to affect us to this day

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik gave a speech today during the memorial service held at Kaarli Church, which marked 73 years since the end of World War II. In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik remembered the tens of millions of people who lost their lives during World War II. ‘The...

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