24.01.2024|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to join Operation Interflex to train Ukrainian forces

Yesterday at a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group (Ramstein meeting), Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur announced Estonia’s decision to join the UK-led Operation Interflex, which provides training for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Ahead of the meeting, Minister Pevkur also...
Baltic countries to build defensive installations on their borders
19.01.2024|Ministry of Defence

Baltic countries to build defensive installations on their borders

Today, the defence ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania approved the concept of building anti-mobility defensive installations on the borders with Russia and Belarus. The ministers signed an agreement in Riga, according to which Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will construct anti-mobility...
Salv ja laskemoon
10.01.2024|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence sends for approval proposal for national designated spatial plan and strategic environmental impact assessment for defence industrial park

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur signed a proposal for a national designated spatial plan and strategic environmental impact assessment for a defence industrial park. The aim of the proposal is to develop a defence industrial park in Estonia to enable defence industry companies to establish...
Kaitseminister Pevkur mälestamas.
04.01.2024|Ministry of Defence

Commemorating the Estonian War of Independence in Tallinn

A solemn ceremony was held in Tallinn’s Freedom Square today to commemorate those who fell in the War of Independence and to celebrate 104 years from the entry into force of the armistice signed between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia. At the ceremony, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur...
Sirgala harjutusväli
22.12.2023|Ministry of Defence

Government decided to expand the Sirgala training area

The Government of Estonia decided to expand the Sirgala training area, which is necessary for the development of military capabilities. The Sirgala training area will be expanded only at the expense of state land. “There is enough state land surrounding the Sirgala training area in northeast...
Hanno Pevkur
22.12.2023|Ministry of Defence

Holiday Greetings by Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur

Dear friends here in Estonia and abroad, Christmastime is here again – a time for peaceful reflection, a moment to look back on the past year. As the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine approaches its second year, the European and global security is facing a testing time. One thing is clear – we...
USA kaitseministeeriumi abikaitseminister rahvusvahelistes julgeolekuküsimustes Celeste Wallander ja Kaitseministeeriumi kaitsepoliitika asekantsler Tuuli Duneton. Foto: (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Kubitza
20.12.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and the United States signed a defence cooperation agreement for the next few years in Washington, D.C.

Tuuli Duneton, Undersecretary for Defence Policy, and Celeste Wallander, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, signed a bilateral Security Cooperation Plan for 2024–2028 in Washington, D.C. “As confirmation of Estonia’s strong alliance with...
Hetk väljaõppelt.
20.12.2023|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence and job portals begin training conscripts

In December, the Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with job portals, began training conscripts to help them find work more quickly after completing their service and to use the skills they acquired during their service. The first course was held last week with the navy, and the next one started...
19.12.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur: about a hundred truckloads of ammunition have arrived in Estonia this year

As an example of the rapid development of Estonia’s military defence capabilities, the acquisition of large quantities of ammunition continued in 2023. At a press conference held Monday, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur revealed that about a hundred truckloads of ammunition have arrived in Estonia...
14.12.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia is sending Ukraine 80 million euros worth of aid including Javelin anti-tank missiles, proposes new long-term strategy

The government cabinet supported Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur’s proposal for long-term military aid to Ukraine and an extensive military aid package for Ukraine in defence against the Russian aggression. The aid includes Javelin anti-tank missiles, vessels, and other much-...