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Estonia's new aid package to Ukraine includes a field hospital and demining equipment
22.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia's new aid package to Ukraine includes a field hospital and demining equipment

On Thursday, the Estonian government supported Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur's proposal to send another field hospital to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, this time in collaboration with Iceland. Additionally, the Estonian aid package includes equipment for paramedics, deminers, and counter-drone...
Estonia Signs Five-Way Cooperation Agreement for the Acquisition of Air Defence Missiles
20.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia Signs Five-Way Cooperation Agreement for the Acquisition of Air Defence Missiles

Estonia, Belgium, Cyprus, France, and Hungary signed a cooperation agreement to jointly procure Mistral short-range air defence missile systems. The joint procurement allows Estonia to save costs and expedite delivery. "I am very pleased that we are cooperating with our strategic partner, France,...
16.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

NATO defence ministers decided to strengthen NATO’s air defence on the Eastern Flank

Today in Brussels on the second day of their meeting, NATO defence ministers discussed deterrence and defence issues in preparation for the upcoming Vilnius Summit in July. Among the decisions taken, the ministers decided to strengthen NATO’s air defence, a key issue for Estonia. “The essential...
16.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Brussels: Military field hospital to Ukraine with Iceland, creation of IT coalition to aid Ukraine in the works with Luxembourg

Yesterday in Brussels during the first day of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting, the focus was on the situation in Ukraine and continuing military aid to Ukraine, discussed at the Ukraine Defence Contact Group and the NATO-Ukraine Commission. “The defence ministers received an overview of the...
Estonian Ministry of Defence awarded Commander of the French contingent of NATO enhanced Forward Presence with Golden Badge
15.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Ministry of Defence awarded Commander of the French contingent of NATO enhanced Forward Presence with Golden Badge

Today, at the Ministry of Defence, Colonel Lieutenant Edouard Bros was presented with the Ministry of Defence's Golden Badge as recognition for strengthening Estonian-French defence cooperation and defence posture. Colonel Lieutenant Bros commanded the French contingent in Estonia from April of...
The meeting of Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). Photo: UK Department of Defence
15.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur: The rapid military readiness of the Joint Expeditionary Force is crucial for the defence of Estonia

  Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur participated in the meeting of Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) defence ministers in Amsterdam, where the ministers took part in a table-top exercise to practice the role of the Joint Expeditionary Force role in peacetime crisis escalation and the transition...
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10.06.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia’s updated military defence development plan focuses on increasing firepower

According to the updated military part of Estonia’s national defence development plan 2031, the country will focus on increasing firepower in coming years, with ammunition stocks alone being supplemented with nearly one billion euros. "The lessons learned from Russia’s war against Ukraine clearly...
Susan Lilleväli
31.05.2023|Ministry of Defence

Susan Lilleväli to become new Undersecretary for Defence Readiness

Susan Lilleväli will be the new Undersecretary for Defence Readiness at the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, where she will coordinate the work of the Defence Readiness and Defence Resolve Development departments. "The security situation in our region is extremely difficult, and raising and...
Today in Brussels at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting
23.05.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Brussels: We have to considerably speed up defence procurements

Pevkur in Brussels: We have to considerably speed up defence procurements Today in Brussels at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting, EU defence ministers discussed the continuing military aid to Ukraine during Russia’s war of aggression, as well as progress in sending artillery ammunition to...
Kaitseminister Pevkur Põhjala Grupi kohtumisel. Foto: Poola kaitseministeerium
23.05.2023|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur at Northern Group meeting: Ukraine’s victory will strengthen security for us all

At the Northern Group defence ministers’ meeting yesterday in Legionowo, Poland, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur stressed that Russia is capable of restoring its pre-war status in our region within a matter of years, so it is important to support Ukraine consistently and vigorously, because...

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