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Pevkur in Brussels: we reached political consensus to send Ukraine 1 million rounds in 12 months
20.03.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Brussels: we reached political consensus to send Ukraine 1 million rounds in 12 months

Today in Brussels at the Foreign Affairs Council, the foreign and defence ministers of the European Union reached agreement on the joint procurement of 1 million 155 mm calibre rounds of ammunition for Ukraine.  According to Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur, the aim of the initiative...
16.03.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to send sniper weapons and special equipment to Ukraine

On Thursday, members of the government backed the proposal by Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur to send another package of military assistance to Ukraine, this time consisting of, among other things, sniper weapons and special forces equipment. ‘Yesterday, during the Ramstein format meeting with...
US Army soldiers awarded mission medals
10.03.2023|Ministry of Defence

US Army soldiers awarded mission medals

Today in Võru at the Taara military camp, the Undersecretary for Defence Planning Tiina Uudeberg awarded mission medals to the U.S. Army soldiers. „Thank you for excellence in service and for your preparedness to defend Baltic States by deterring enemies, who want to turn back the course of...
Pevkur in Stockholm: Europe, we have a problem!
08.03.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur in Stockholm: Europe, we have a problem!

Yesterday and today in Stockholm, the informal meeting of the European Union defence ministers focused on rapid and effective military aid to Ukraine, with talks centred on the Estonian joint ammunition procurement initiative to provide 1 million rounds of 155 mm ammunition to Ukraine. “Europe, we...
Hanno Pevkur
24.02.2023|Ministry of Defence

DefMin Hanno Pevkur: Happy Estonian Independence Day!

Friends and allies! Exactly one year ago, on February 24th, we woke up to a different world. On the day Estonia celebrates its independence day, Russia began a full-scale attack on Ukraine. Our history books and the stories of our parents and grandparents kept us vigilant and taught us to keep up...
19.02.2023|Ministry of Defence

EUR 132 million in equipment to be procured for the Defence League

At Thursday’s cabinet meeting, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur gave an overview of the steps being taken to increase the capability of the Defence League, including the training, equipping, and manning of territorial defence, which will increase to 20,000 fighters. “Building the capabilities of...
 Estonia to acquire loitering munitions
18.02.2023|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to acquire loitering munitions

Estonia will acquire a significant quantity of loitering munitions in the near future, in order to significantly increase its indirect fire capability as a consequence of Russian aggression. “It is impossible to overestimate the importance of indirect fire in the development of Estonia’s defence...
16.02.2023|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur meeting with Austin: Eastern Flank of NATO needs stronger defence

Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur met today with U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin to discuss defence cooperation, aid to Ukraine and questions leading towards the NATO Summit in Vilnius. “Secretary Austin began by thanking Estonia for our leadership role in aid to Ukraine. We...
Spain to send NASAMS air defence systems to Estonia in April
14.02.2023|Ministry of Defence

Spain to send NASAMS air defence systems to Estonia in April

Meeting at the sidelines of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting today in Brussels, Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur and Minister of Defence of Spain Margarita Robles agreed that Spain will deploy a NASAMS air defence system to Estonia in April 2023 for a period of four months. According...
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...

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