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The contribution of the Commander of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia was recognized with the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class
14.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

The contribution of the Commander of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia was recognized with the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet awarded the Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, Second Class, to Colonel Paul Clayton, Commander of the NATO Commander of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia. Colonel Clayton, whose tenure will soon be coming to an end, was praised for...
Laanet: World War II taught Estonia the importance of having allies
08.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: World War II taught Estonia the importance of having allies

In his address marking the anniversary of the end of World War II, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet noted that although the act of capitulation signed by Germany 76 years ago brought joy and relief to war-weary Europeans and Americans, freedom remained only a dream for those nations left in the...
Address by Minister of Defence of Estonia Mr. Kalle Laanet on the Occasion of the 76th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War
08.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

Address by Minister of Defence of Estonia Mr. Kalle Laanet on the Occasion of the 76th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

Ladies and Gentlemen,Today the member states of the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance celebrate the end of the Second World War in Europe. Peace was achieved seventy-six years ago after Germany signed the final and unconditional Instrument of Surrender. The Europeans were exhausted by...
07.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

Russian Federation aircrafts violated Estonian airspace twice this week

A Russian Federation plane entered Estonian airspace on Wednesday (May 5) and on Friday (May 7). On both occasions the plane, an Il-96 airliner, entered Estonian airspace without the permission and stayed in it for about a minute. During both of the airspace violations the transponder of the...
Kristjan Prikk and General Christopher G. Cavoli.
07.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary Prikk discussed the security situation and defence co-operation with the commander of United States Army Europe

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk and the commanding general of United States Army Europe and Africa General Christopher G. Cavoli, who is in Estonia to visit exercise Swift Response, met yesterday, in Tallinn. Discussed at the meeting were security threats arising from...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet participated in a meeting of European Union Defence Ministers.
07.05.2021|Ministry of Defence

EU Defence Ministers emphasised solidarity with Ukraine

Yesterday, in Brussels, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet participated in a meeting of European Union Defence Ministers, where the security situation in regions affecting Europe and the Union’s long-term security and defence policy plans were discussed.The meeting began with topical issues relating...
Joint Expeditionary Force strengthens security of the Baltic Republics and Europe.
29.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Joint Expeditionary Force strengthens security of the Baltic Republics and Europe

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet participated in the video meeting of the defence ministers of the Joint Expeditionary Force, where British Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace presented the Post-Brexit Integrated Review, and the defence ministers also discussed the situation that has been...
Estonian Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and Finnish Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen
27.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet on his first bilateral working visit to Finland

Yesterday, on 26th of April, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, who was on a two-day working visit to Helsinki, met with Finnish Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen, with whom the regional security situation and defence co-operation, in both bilateral and multilateral formats, was discussed.“We...
By the decision of the Minister of Defence, national defence camps will be organized by the Defence League
26.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

By the decision of the Minister of Defence, national defence camps will be organized by the Defence League

By the decision of the Minister of Defence, national defence camps will be organized by the Defence LeagueFrom the New Year, the Defence League will organize national defence camps to ensure that young people from all regions of Estonia have the opportunity to participate in national defence camps...
Laanet: Baltic countries create greater security working together.
20.04.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Baltic countries create greater security working together

Yesterday, Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet met with Lithuanian Minister of Defence, Arvydas Anušauskas, at the Tapa military camp, to discuss defence-related co-operation between the Baltic countries, the situation having developed on Ukraine’s borders, and the Russian exercise Zapad...

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