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For the first time, students will be competing in a national defence competition
25.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

For the first time, students will be competing in a national defence competition

The Ministry of Defence and the University of Tartu Youth Academy concluded an agreement to organize the first nationwide national defence competition for upper secondary school and vocational education students, next spring. According to Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan...
Minister of Defence Luik remembered courageous resistance fighters
22.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik remembered courageous resistance fighters

In his speech given at the Cross of Liberty and the Monument to the War of Independence, Minister of Defence Luik noted that today we are commemorating those people who tried to restore Estonia’s national independence in 1944, during the turmoil of World War II, when one occupation was rapidly...
Website introducing Estonia’s defence development launched.
15.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Website introducing Estonia’s defence development launched

Estonian Ministry of Defence has launched a website introducing the development of national defence since the restoration of independence. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik since then the firepower and the willingness to defend has Estonia has seen a significant increase. Luik commented...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik handed out medals at Tapa military base to British soldiers who will soon complete their rotation in Estonia.
04.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

British soldiers received medals at Tapa base

  Minister of Defence Jüri Luik handed out medals at Tapa military base to British soldiers who will soon complete their rotation in Estonia. The medals are inscribed with „At the defence of NATO“ symbolising the allied soldiers’ contribution to protecting both Estonia and the NATO alliance...
Minister of Defence Luik participated in the Sahel Coalition video meeting yesterday called together by the French Minster of Defence, which discussed the situation in Mali and the further actions ahead.
03.09.2020|Ministry of Defence

Sahel Coalition's Ministers of Defence discussed the situation in Mali

Minister of Defence Luik participated in the Sahel Coalition video meeting yesterday called together by the French Minster of Defence, which discussed the situation in Mali and the further actions ahead. The Coalition’s Minsters of Defence confirmed that the coup would not be recognized, but that...
Meelis Oidsalu, Undersecretary for Defence Planning at the Ministry of Defence, presented certificates to graduates of Tallinn University’s national defence education teacher course.
31.08.2020|Ministry of Defence

Eighteen new instructors added to the ranks of National Defence Instructors

Meelis Oidsalu, Undersecretary for Defence Planning at the Ministry of Defence, presented certificates to graduates of Tallinn University’s national defence education teacher course. Undersecretary Meelis Oidsalu noted that national defence courses in schools play a very specific and clear role in...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met in Berlin with German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to discuss the developments in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.
26.08.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik discussed developments in Belarus and the poisoning of Navalny with the German Minister of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met in Berlin with German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to discuss the developments in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. ‘By emphasising the threat of NATO, Lukashenko is trying to shift the blame for the domestic...
Minister of Defense of Estonia Jüri Luik.
29.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Statement by the Minister of Defense of Estonia Jüri Luik on U.S. presence in Europe

Estonia highly appreciates the contribution of the United States and other Allies to the security of the Baltic Sea region. Close co-operation to strengthen NATO's deterrence and defense will continue, and the presence of our Allies in the Baltic States and Poland in the form of NATO Battle Groups...
Estonia and Luxembourg set to begin cooperating in unmanned aerial vehicle training
28.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and Luxembourg set to begin cooperating in unmanned aerial vehicle training

The Ministers of Defence of Estonia and Luxembourg signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of unmanned aerial vehicle training. Kusti Salm, Director of the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, noted that with the agreement Estonia will allow for the training of unmanned aerial vehicles...
Secretary General presents servicemen with mission medals
24.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Secretary General presents servicemen with mission medals

Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk recognised servicemen who have participated in international military operations, and presented 87 mission medals for laudable work in defence of the Republic of Estonia. The Secretary General emphasised that Estonia has participated in...

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