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07.02.2023|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur: U.S. presence in Estonia is an important part of deterrence

Meeting with the Ambassador Designate of the U.S. George P. Kent, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur discussed bilateral defence cooperation, strengthening the defence of NATO’s eastern flank and continuous military aid to Ukraine. “The U.S. is a key Ally for Estonia, one that has been a strong...
03.02.2023|Ministry of Defence

Discussion paper on myths and lessons from Russia’s war in Ukraine

Estonian Ministry of Defence has published a discussion paper addressing some common misleading narratives about Russia’s war in Ukraine and lessons that should shape the way forward for NATO. Following Russia’s full-blown invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Euro-Atlantic community has been...
At an international meeting called together on the initiative of Estonia and the United Kingdom, participating states presented their newest military aid packages for Ukraine, which also include a significant amount of heavy weapons.
19.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Minister of Defence: Allies must give Ukraine heavy weaponry

At an international meeting called together on the initiative of Estonia and the United Kingdom, participating states presented their newest military aid packages for Ukraine, which also include a significant amount of heavy weapons. “Ukraine needs heavy weapons the most in order to maintain their...
17.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur to new Finnish Minister of Defence: Finland’s accession to NATO signals the start of a new era

Yesterday in Tallinn meeting with Finnish Defence Minister Mikko Savola, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur discussed the accession of Finland to NATO, sending additional military aid to Ukraine, and bilateral defence cooperation. “We are living in a historic moment – the accession of Finland to...
Minister of Defence presented mission medals to sailors who served in NATO unit
10.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented mission medals to sailors who served in NATO unit

Today, at the Mine Harbour, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur presented medals for international military operations to the staff members and commander of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One. “Last year was a very special year because Estonian Navy officer Commander Ott Laanemets served...
Navy and Police and Border Guard Board vessels begin operating in the naval fleet
04.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Navy and Police and Border Guard Board vessels begin operating in the naval fleet

With the ceremony that took place today at the Mine Harbour, in Tallinn, four vessels that had been operating as part of the Police and Border Guard Board were merged with the Navy. “Adding four ships to the Navy ensures Estonia a comprehensive maritime security capability, both in times of peace...
Fallen from the War of Independence were remembered in Tallinn
03.01.2023|Ministry of Defence

Fallen from the War of Independence were remembered in Tallinn

Ceremonies in remembrance of those who fell during the War of Independence were held today on Freedom Square, in Tallinn, and on Peter’s Square, in Narva. The 103rd anniversary of the ceasefire between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia was also marked. At the ceremony, Minister of Defence...
Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur
23.12.2022|Ministry of Defence

Holiday Greetings by Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur

Dear fellow Estonians, dear friends, defenders of Estonia! It is Christmastime, a time of peace. Although war is raging in Ukraine and Ukrainians are defending themselves against the Russian attack. In Estonia all is peaceful and safe. Nevertheless, to strengthen our security, this year we have...
HIMARS. Photo: Valmar Voolaid
08.12.2022|Ministry of Defence

Statement on U.S. Rotational Presence in Estonia

In the coming weeks, the United States will deploy additional rotational forces to Estonia in   order to strengthen NATO’s forward defenses and increase the security of its Allies. The deployment follows President Biden’s announcement at the Madrid Summit and is part of a longer series...
Eesti annetab koostöös Hollandi ja Norraga Ukrainale kolmanda välihaigla
01.12.2022|Ministry of Defence

Joint Statement of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway and the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

To improve the medical capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces, the governments of Estonia, the Netherlands, and Norway have agreed to donate to Ukraine a deployable Role 2 field hospital. The field hospital will be provided by the Estonian Defence Forces. Norway and the Netherlands will...

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