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Kaitseminister Hanno Pevkur: õppus Ussisõnad suurendab oluliselt valmisolekut Eesti kaitsmiseks
14.08.2023|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur: Exercise Ussisõnad (Parseltongue) will significantly increase readiness to defend Estonia

Over the weekend, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur visited the Southern Territorial Defence District headquarters of the territorial defence training exercise Ussisõnad, which is set to begin in the coming weeks, for an overview of the preparations for the large-scale exercise involving 10,000...
Eesti annetab Ukrainale käsitulirelvi
10.08.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to donate handguns to Ukraine

At a cabinet meeting today, the Estonian government supported Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur’s proposal to send Ukraine handguns and ammunition. “We must support Ukraine in their fight against the continuing Russian aggression. Once again, we have found an opportunity where Estonia can lend a...
Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Combined Joint Task Force OIR Commanding General Major General Matthew McFarlane.
03.08.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence and Chief of Defence visited Estonian troops in Iraq and met with Iraqi leaders

Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces General Martin Herem visited Estonian troops in Iraq serving in Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) for an on-site overview of their tasks and living conditions. During the visit, they also met with Major General...
12.07.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur and Wallace agreed on an action plan for integrating British units into the Estonian division

At the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur and UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace met bilaterally to discuss the implementation of the new regional plans and to sign a joint declaration outlining the bilateral steps between Estonia and the...
11.07.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur at NATO Summit: Approved regional plans and Sweden’s accession considerably strengthen Estonia’s defence

The NATO Summit in Vilnius has progressed very positively from the Estonian perspective. “New regional plans have been approved, Sweden is about to become a full-fledged member of NATO, and Ukraine’s future towards NATO got a clearer perspective. These new military plans put in place the NATO...
07.07.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Defence Minister discussed strengthening cooperation with new Finnish minister

Yesterday evening in Tallinn at their first meeting, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and the Finnish Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen discussed bilateral defence cooperation, regional security, expectations at the NATO Summit in Vilnius, aid to Ukraine and supporting the EU’s defence...
Survey: 76% of people in Estonia support raising or maintaining level of defence spending
30.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Survey: 76% of people in Estonia support raising or maintaining level of defence spending

The results of the annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Estonian Ministry of Defence show that 76% of people in Estonia support raising or maintaining level of defence spending. “According to the National Security Concept of Estonia, it has been agreed that the Estonian defence...
Estonia achieves unprecedented success with European Defence Fund projects
28.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia achieves unprecedented success with European Defence Fund projects

The European Defence Fund (EDF) allocated financing to 16 international projects with Estonian participation, which is the best result to date and shows the high level of interest among the Estonian businesses and research institutions in participating in EU-wide defence research and development...
Estonian MoD Permanent Secretary and NATO JFCBS Commander
22.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonian MoD Permanent Secretary and NATO JFCBS Commander discussed the strengthening of security in the Baltic Sea region

NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum Commander General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta visited Estonia and met with Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm of the Estonian Ministry of Defence. The meeting focused on the objectives of the NATO Summit in Vilnius, the strengthening of security in the Baltic Sea region...
Meeting with Major General Janeen L. Birckhead, the Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard of the United States
22.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Pevkur: The contribution of the United States Maryland National Guard to the development of Estonian national defence has been invaluable

During today's meeting with Major General Janeen L. Birckhead, the Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard of the United States, Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur expressed his gratitude for Maryland's 30 years of dedicated cooperation and support to Estonia. Since the restoration of Estonia's...

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