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Minister of Defence Luik sets Estonia as an example for military mobility
26.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik sets Estonia as an example for military mobility

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part yesterday in the meeting of Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group, to discuss steps taken in developing military mobility. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the development of military mobility in the Baltic region remains a priority for...
Minister of Defence Luik marked the anniversary of the Battle of Cesis, in Latvia
22.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik marked the anniversary of the Battle of Cesis, in Latvia

Today, in Latvia – together with our neighbours to the south – Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the dedication of the Skangali Memorial Stone and the Victory Day parade, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cesis. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the...
Permanent Secretary Prikk thanked the commander of the Maryland National Guard for exemplary cooperation
21.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk thanked the commander of the Maryland National Guard for exemplary cooperation

Permanent Secretary of Estonian Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk presented the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class to Major General Linda L. Singh, of the Maryland National Guard, in recognition of her exemplary contribution to the development of defence cooperation between...
Kantsler Prikk tunnustas missioonil käinud Eesti kaitseväelasi
18.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk recognised Estonian servicemen who have participated in missions

Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk from the Ministry of Defence presented medals as thanks to Estonian servicemen who have served in five mission regions as part of six different military operations. According to Permanent Secretary Prikk, Estonia has a firm understanding of why we are present in...
Government named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League
13.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Government named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League

Today, upon the recommendation of the Minister of Defence and the Commander of the Defence Forces, the Government of the Republic named Colonel Riho Ühtegi as Commander of the Defence League. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the individual assuming command of the Defence League must...
12.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Baltic Sea training exercises demonstrate the dedication of allies

This summer, the allies will be carrying out large-scale training exercises on the Baltic Sea. The United States will be leading the annual international Baltic region training exercise BALTOPS, while the United Kingdom will be leading the deployment exercise Baltic Protector. Minister of Defence...
03.06.2019|Ministry of Defence

Kusti Salm is the next Director of the Centre for Defence Investments

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik named Kusti Salm, Director of the Ministry’s Defence Investments Planning Department, as the next Director of the Centre for Defence Investment. Kusti Salm will take up the post on 23 July, when the three-year term of office of the current Director, Colonel Rauno Sirg...
31.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Defence Budget to Remain at 2% of GDP

According to the budget strategy approved by the Government of the Republic for 2020–2023, Estonia will continue to use at least 2% of GDP for the development of national defence, added to which are the costs for hosting Allies and the Defence Investment Programme, in accordance with the principles...
Estonia and the United States signed a Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019-2024
23.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Estonia and the United States signed a Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019-2024

On 22 May, in Washington, Kadi Silde, Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and Kathryn Wheelbarger, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, signed the Estonia-United States Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019–2024 at the...
Jüri Luik at the Lennart Meri conference: Russia's target is Western unity
18.05.2019|Ministry of Defence

Jüri Luik at the Lennart Meri conference: Russia's target is Western unity

In his speech, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik – who is today’s keynote speaker at the Lennart Meri Conference – reminded listeners that Russia’s tools in fracturing unity between Western countries are not limited to the dissemination of false information or cyberattacks, since the threat of military...

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