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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...
25.11.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur in Berlin: Germany has the potential to be a European security leader

Yesterday in Berlin at his meeting with German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur commended Germany for the important steps it has taken so far to strengthen the defence of NATO’s eastern flank and to support Ukraine. “After Russia’s attack on Ukraine,...
Pevkur at the meeting of EU defence ministers: Estonia to train Ukrainian soldiers as part of the EU Military Assistance Mission
16.11.2022|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur at the meeting of EU defence ministers: Estonia to train Ukrainian soldiers as part of the EU Military Assistance Mission

Yesterday in Brussels at the meeting of EU Defence Ministers during the launch of the European Union Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine (EUMAM), EU Member States were called upon to provide training to Ukrainian Defence Forces throughout the territory of the EU. “We welcome the launch of the...
08.11.2022|Ministry of Defence

United Kingdom to increase military contribution in Estonia

Today in London, Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur and UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace signed an agreement that sets out the activities of Estonia and the United Kingdom in the coming year to implement decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid. “We reached agreement on the...
Anu Rannaveski
31.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Anu Rannaveski appointed as new Director General of Defence Resources Agency

Minister of Defence of Estonia, Hanno Pevkur has appointed Anu Rannaveski, current Director of the Defence Service Department of the Ministry of Defence, as Director General of the Defence Resources Agency. Rannaveski took office October 31. She has been performing the duties of Director General of...
Kantsler Salm andis Tapal teenivatele NATO lahingugrupi Prantsuse sõduritele missioonimedalid.
27.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Salm awarded mission medals to French troops serving in the NATO battlegroup in Estonia

Today at the Tapa military base in Estonia, Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm awarded mission medals to French officers and troops serving within the UK-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup since June this year. The medal ceremony marks the end of five months of deployment in Estonia...
21.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur after meeting with Austin: US forces will rotate to Estonia in the future

During his three-day visit to the US, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur met on Tuesday with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin to discuss bilateral defence cooperation, questions related to strengthening NATO’s eastern flank and supporting Ukraine. “We reached a mutual understanding that...
Estonia joined the European Sky Shield Initiative. Photo: NATO
14.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia joined the European Sky Shield Initiative

On October 13th, at the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur signed the European Sky Shield Initiative, initiated by Germany. According to Pevkur, the goal of this initiative is to jointly promote and better integrate air defence with NATO allies. “The signing of...
14.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur: NATO has an answer to Putin’s nuclear threats

On October 13th, at the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels, the ministers of defence also discussed the question of nuclear deterrence. According to Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur, three important conclusions can be drawn from the meeting. “First, the Secretary General of...

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