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Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur presented mission medals to the soldiers of the American 1st Battalion
17.10.2023|Ministry of Defence

U.S. battalion soldiers serving in Võru were awarded medals

Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur presented mission medals to the soldiers of the American 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment at a ceremony held at the Taara military base in Võru. Pevkur stated that the presence of American units in Estonia, alongside other NATO Allies, is a clear sign of our...
 Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and the new British Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps.
11.10.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur and UK Defence Secretary Shapps signed long-term defence cooperation agreement

At the sidelines of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and the new British Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps signed a long-term defence cooperation agreement, in which the two states outline their common ambition for meeting the conditions...
04.10.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Warsaw: freedom is not free

Having participated yesterday and today at the Warsaw Security Forum, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur stressed the importance of maintaining unity in support of Ukraine and enhancing Europe’s defence capability in light of the current security situation. “We must maintain unity. As long...
02.10.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur meets Ukraine´s Minister of Defence Umerov and Chairman of Security Council Danilov in Kyiv

Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur met today in Kyiv with Minister of Defence of Ukraine Rustem Umerov, and Chairman of the Security Council Oleksi Danilov. The ministers discussed Estonia's aid to Ukraine, situation on the front and opportunities for bilateral cooperation, including the...
02.10.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur discussed Ukraine and regional security with Polish Minister of Defence

Saturday Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur participated in the celebration of the anniversary of Polish regional defence in Rzeszów, Poland and met with Polish Minister of Defence Mariusz Błaszczak. The ministers discussed issues related to support for Ukraine and the security of the...
27.09.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur on Estonia´s Defence Budget: We must contribute more of our common wealth to defence

In 2024, Estonia´s defence budget will exceed three per cent of GDP for the first time, including an additional EUR 350 million being directed by the new state budget strategy toward ammunition stocks, meaning that Estonia will be purchasing EUR 1.35 billion worth of ammunition in the coming years...
26.09.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur: Germany’s role in regional security has increased

Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur today in Tallinn met with the Minister of Defence of Germany Boris Pistorius, to discuss security in the Baltic Sea region and Europe more broadly, as well as the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. "Germany's role in the security of the region has...
19.09.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia, Luxembourg and Ukraine launched an IT Coalition to support Ukraine

Today in Ramstein at the Ukraine Defence Contact Group (UDCG) meeting, Estonia, Luxembourg and Ukraine launched an IT Coalition, which will support the Ukrainian Defence Forces in the cyber domain in an effort to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to defend itself.  “The role of information and...
14.09.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in London: Estonian defence industry companies show themselves to be competitive partners

Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur visited London from 11–13 September to meet with UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces James Heappey, to support the Estonian defence industry at the international defence and security trade exhibition DSEI, and to visit the NATO DIANA HQ. During Pevkur’s meeting...
30.08.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur at EU defence ministers’ meeting: Europe must raise defence spending

Yesterday and today in Toledo, Spain, at the two-day informal meeting of the European Union ministers of defence, the discussions centred on continuing support to Ukraine in Russia’s war of aggression and European defence challenges.   “The slow pace of increasing defence spending and...

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