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Estonia to donate handguns to Ukraine

10. August 2023 - 14:31
Eesti annetab Ukrainale käsitulirelvi
Eesti annetab Ukrainale käsitulirelvi

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 helping hand,” said Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur. “The Russian Federation cannot gain anything from this aggression. Therefore, all who support Ukraine must both speed up the provision of military aid as well as increase the capacity of their defence industry.”

Estonia has provided Ukraine with military aid in the value of over 400 million euros, which amounts to more than 1% of the GDP. Earlier military aid has included, for example, Javelin anti-tank systems, howitzers, artillery ammunition, anti-tank mines, anti-tank grenade launchers, mortars, vehicles, communications equipment, military field hospitals, medical supplies, personal protective equipment (helmets, etc.), and food packages (MRE). 

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