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Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met in Berlin with German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to discuss the developments in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.
26.08.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik discussed developments in Belarus and the poisoning of Navalny with the German Minister of Defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met in Berlin with German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to discuss the developments in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. ‘By emphasising the threat of NATO, Lukashenko is trying to shift the blame for the domestic...
Minister of Defense of Estonia Jüri Luik.
29.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Statement by the Minister of Defense of Estonia Jüri Luik on U.S. presence in Europe

Estonia highly appreciates the contribution of the United States and other Allies to the security of the Baltic Sea region. Close co-operation to strengthen NATO's deterrence and defense will continue, and the presence of our Allies in the Baltic States and Poland in the form of NATO Battle Groups...
Estonia and Luxembourg set to begin cooperating in unmanned aerial vehicle training
28.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and Luxembourg set to begin cooperating in unmanned aerial vehicle training

The Ministers of Defence of Estonia and Luxembourg signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of unmanned aerial vehicle training. Kusti Salm, Director of the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, noted that with the agreement Estonia will allow for the training of unmanned aerial vehicles...
Secretary General presents servicemen with mission medals
24.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Secretary General presents servicemen with mission medals

Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk recognised servicemen who have participated in international military operations, and presented 87 mission medals for laudable work in defence of the Republic of Estonia. The Secretary General emphasised that Estonia has participated in...
Minister of Defence recognised volunteers who came to the rescue during the emergency situation
10.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence recognised volunteers who came to the rescue during the emergency situation

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik thanked the servicemen, members of Defence League districts and Naiskodukaitse, who had made outstanding contributions to resolving the emergency situation, with a letter of thanks and warm words. ‘I am very pleased to be able to express my respect and deep...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters at the Baltic Defence College, in Tartu
07.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik speaks with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Tuesday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik had a video call with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Tod D. Wolters about NATO’s defence and deterrence posture. Minister Luik emphasised that the security situation in our region has not improved, an example of which is the adoption of a new...
Estonia sending 2400 pistols to support the Ukrainian state
07.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia sending 2400 pistols to support the Ukrainian state

Today, the Ministry of Defence sent a shipment of 2400 Makarov pistols from Estonia to Ukraine, in order to support the strengthening of Ukraine’s independent defence capabilities. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Estonia firmly and steadfastly supports Ukraine – the country’s...
NATO's head of intelligence and security visited Estonia
05.07.2020|Ministry of Defence

NATO's head of intelligence and security visited Estonia

Last week NATO's assistant secretary general for intelligence and security, David Cattler, visited Estonia. On Friday he met with the Defense Ministry's permanent secretary Kristjan Prikk, with whom he primarily discussed security threats stemming from Russia. The aim of the few day visit was to...
New infrastructure for hosting Allied units completed in Estonia
30.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

New infrastructure for hosting Allied units completed in Estonia

Today, at the Tapa Military base the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement (RSOM) area was opened, along with a road suitable for heavy machinery. The new infrastructure creates a base for Allied units to participate in short-term exercises or relocations, and enhances both Estonia’s independent...
Estonia and Switzerland signed a military defence cooperation agreement
19.06.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and Switzerland signed a military defence cooperation agreement

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik signed an agreement with the Secretary General of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS) of the Swiss Confederation, with which a legal basis will be established for bilateral co-operation in the field of military training....

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