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At an international meeting called together on the initiative of Estonia and the United Kingdom, participating states presented their newest military aid packages for Ukraine, which also include a significant amount of heavy weapons.
19.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence: Allies must give Ukraine heavy weaponry

At an international meeting called together on the initiative of Estonia and the United Kingdom, participating states presented their newest military aid packages for Ukraine, which also include a significant amount of heavy weapons. “Ukraine needs heavy weapons the most in order to maintain their...
17.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur to new Finnish Minister of Defence: Finland’s accession to NATO signals the start of a new era

Yesterday in Tallinn meeting with Finnish Defence Minister Mikko Savola, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur discussed the accession of Finland to NATO, sending additional military aid to Ukraine, and bilateral defence cooperation. “We are living in a historic moment – the accession of Finland to...
Minister of Defence presented mission medals to sailors who served in NATO unit
10.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented mission medals to sailors who served in NATO unit

Today, at the Mine Harbour, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur presented medals for international military operations to the staff members and commander of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One. “Last year was a very special year because Estonian Navy officer Commander Ott Laanemets served...
Navy and Police and Border Guard Board vessels begin operating in the naval fleet
04.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Navy and Police and Border Guard Board vessels begin operating in the naval fleet

With the ceremony that took place today at the Mine Harbour, in Tallinn, four vessels that had been operating as part of the Police and Border Guard Board were merged with the Navy. “Adding four ships to the Navy ensures Estonia a comprehensive maritime security capability, both in times of peace...
Fallen from the War of Independence were remembered in Tallinn
03.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Fallen from the War of Independence were remembered in Tallinn

Ceremonies in remembrance of those who fell during the War of Independence were held today on Freedom Square, in Tallinn, and on Peter’s Square, in Narva. The 103rd anniversary of the ceasefire between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia was also marked. At the ceremony, Minister of Defence...
Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur
23.12.2022|Ministry of Defence

Holiday Greetings by Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur

Dear fellow Estonians, dear friends, defenders of Estonia! It is Christmastime, a time of peace. Although war is raging in Ukraine and Ukrainians are defending themselves against the Russian attack. In Estonia all is peaceful and safe. Nevertheless, to strengthen our security, this year we have...
HIMARS. Photo: Valmar Voolaid
08.12.2022|Ministry of Defence

Statement on U.S. Rotational Presence in Estonia

In the coming weeks, the United States will deploy additional rotational forces to Estonia in   order to strengthen NATO’s forward defenses and increase the security of its Allies. The deployment follows President Biden’s announcement at the Madrid Summit and is part of a longer series...
Eesti annetab koostöös Hollandi ja Norraga Ukrainale kolmanda välihaigla
01.12.2022|Ministry of Defence

Joint Statement of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway and the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

To improve the medical capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces, the governments of Estonia, the Netherlands, and Norway have agreed to donate to Ukraine a deployable Role 2 field hospital. The field hospital will be provided by the Estonian Defence Forces. Norway and the Netherlands will...
29.11.2022|Ministry of Defence

NATO cyber training exercise Cyber Coalition 2022 began yesterday in Tallinn

The NATO cyber exercise Cyber Coalition, which began yesterday at Foundation CR14, in Tallinn, is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The aim of the exercise, which runs from 28 November to 2 December, is to enhance the capabilities of NATO Allies and partners to defend their networks and...
Põhjala Grupi kaitseministrite kohtumine. Foto: Thomas Haraldsen, Norra kaitsejõudude kommunikatsioon/Forsvaret kommunikasjon
25.11.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur: The accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO will significantly increase Estonia’s energy security

On Wednesday, 23 November in Oslo, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur attended the meeting of Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group, where the protection of critical infrastructure, regional security, the defence of Northern Europe in light of the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, and...

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