27.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister meets with French Chief of Defence Staff, Army General Thierry Burkhard

The Defence Minister met yesterday, ahead of Estonia’s Independence Day parade, with the French Chief of Defence Staff, Army General Thierry Burkhard, to discuss defence cooperation between Estonia and France. “General Burkhard was in Estonia on a symbolic day for both us and Ukraine to send a...
Hanno Pevkur
24.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Pevkur: Happy Estonian Independence Day!

Dear friends, allies, partners, here in Estonia and abroad,   Two years ago the world changed on our Independence Day – on February 24, Russia launched a full scale war of aggression against Ukraine. For two years now, our focus has been on two main lines...
Medalitseremoonia Tapal
21.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

1016 troops from the United Kingdom, France and the US received mission medals

Today at the Tapa Army Base, mission medals were presented to 1016 troops from the United Kingdom, France and United States of America on the occasion of the successful completion of their mission in Estonia. Presenting the mission medals on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, Undersecretary for...
19.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Munich: Ukraine needs decisive support, not political will

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur, who attended the Munich Security Conference on Friday and Saturday, stressed in his speeches and meetings the need for further swift decisions to aid Ukraine, as political will alone is not enough to help Ukraine. The Minister also spoke of the need to urgently...
NATO liikmesriikide kaitseministrid arutasid täna Brüsselis alliansi kaitseplaanide rakendatavuse seisu
19.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur at NATO ministerial: new regional plans are executable if needed

Today in Brussels, NATO defence ministers discussed the alliance’s regional plans and their executability. At the NATO-Ukraine Council, the focus was on practical steps for approaching Ukraine to NATO membership. “We are on track with the regional plans and, if needed, they are executable already...
16.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

Government initiates national special planning for defence industrial park

The government has backed a proposal by Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur to initiate a national special planning and a strategic environmental impact assessment in three rural municipalities for the establishment of a defence industrial park. “Ammunition production in Europe is on an upward trend...
Eesti liitub Ukraina toetamiseks drooni ning demineerimise koalitsioonidega
15.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

Estonia joins drone and demining coalitions to support Ukraine

Yesterday in Brussels at the Ukraine Defence Contact Group (Ramstein) meeting, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur signed declarations of intent for Estonia to join drone and demining coalitions to support Ukraine. The meeting was the first after the change of command in the Armed Forces of...
06.02.2024|Ministry of Defence

Steering group of the IT Coalition to support Ukraine meets for the first time

Yesterday, the Steering Group of the IT Coalition led by Estonia, Luxembourg and Ukraine convened for the first time to discuss short and long-term goals that would help Ukraine win the war as quickly as possible with the support of information and communication technologies. Ten countries have...
31.01.2024|Ministry of Defence

Luxembourg to contribute 12 million euros to renovation of Ämari Air Base

Today in Brussels at the sidelines of the informal meeting of defence ministers of the European Union, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Minister of Defence of Luxembourg Yuriko Backes exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding, with which Luxembourg will contribute 12 million euros...
31.01.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Brussels: we will keep our promise to send Ukraine 1 million rounds of ammunition

Yesterday and today in Brussels at the informal meeting of European Union defence ministers, the discussion focused on the 1 million rounds of ammunition for Ukraine initiative. With the Minister of Defence of Ukraine Rustem Umerov, the ministers also discussed priorities for training the Ukrainian...