Taara linnakus autasustati Ameerika Ühendriikide sõdureid missioonimedalitega
19.04.2024|Ministry of Defence

US troops awarded mission medals at Taara camp

Kusti Salm, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, today awarded medals to servicemen of the US 1-187th Battalion for their participation in international military operations during the ceremony at the location of the 2nd Infantry Brigade in Võru. “At this time of upheaval and strategic...
Kaitseminister USA visiidil
11.04.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Iowa and Illinois: security in Europe and the US is our shared responsibility

On his week-long visit to the USA, which started on Monday, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur has so far met with members of the local Senate and House of Representatives in the states of Illinois and Iowa to discuss the security situation as seen from the Eastern Flank of NATO and to discuss...
Hanno Pevkur
29.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Pevkur: Happy NATO Day!

Dear friends, On March 29th Estonia celebrates 20 years of membership in NATO and a week later, on April 4th, we celebrate NATO’s 75th anniversary together with our allies. For 75 years, NATO has successfully guaranteed transatlantic peace, stability and prosperity, while keeping its open doors...
Eesti osaleb Euroopa Liidu sõjalisel operatsioonil Punase mere regioonis
28.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to contribute to EU Aspides military operation in Red Sea region

The Government of Estonia decided today on Estonia's participation in the European Union's military operation EUNAVFOR Aspides in the Red Sea region. The duration of the operation is initially planned to be one year, to be extended if necessary. "Despite the war in Europe, we must be ready to...
23.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

US Congress passed financing bill including 228 million USD in security aid for Baltic States

Yesterday the US Congress passed the government funding legislation, which also includes 228 mln USD in security aid for Baltic States. This year the US has also provided Estonia with 47,3 mln USD within the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme. “Support from the US has significantly helped...
Kaitseminister Hanno Pevkur Kiievis
21.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Kyiv: Estonia to send Ukraine artillery ammunition and other military aid worth 20 million euros

Today in Kyiv at a meeting with his Ukrainian colleague Rustem Umerov, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur announced that Estonia will send the next package of military aid to Ukraine, in the worth of 20 million euros. The newest package includes artillery ammunition rounds that are...
19.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Led by Estonia and Luxembourg, IT Coalition off to a great start

Today at the Ukraine Defence Contact Group meeting in Ramstein, defence ministers got an overview of the activities of the IT Coalition, led by Estonia and Luxembourg, which aims at boosting the IT capabilities of the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of Ukraine. “The work of the IT Coalition...
Estonian Ministry of Defence to invite companies to support reservist week
15.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Ministry of Defence to invite companies to support reservist week

For the first time, the Ministry of Defence of Estonia is organising a reservist week from April 28 to May 5 ahead of the Spring Storm annual exercise, to highlight the role of reservists as a key force in Estonia’s national defence. According to the Commander of the Defence Forces, General Martin...
15.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur the first minister of defence to visit newest NATO member Sweden

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur visited Sweden this week to meet with the Minister of Defence of Sweden Pål Jonson and discuss defence cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region with NATO’s newest member. The Minister also visited the Karlskrona Naval Base and the SAAB shipyard, attended defence...
12.03.2024|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Salm and Chief of Defence Gen. Herem received Ukrainian Order For Merits

President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence Kusti Salm and Chief of Defence of the Estonian Defence Forces General Martin Herem the Order “For Merits” II degree for their significant personal contribution to strengthening interstate...