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Permanent Secretary awarded mission medals to Defence Force servicemen, who served in foreign missions.
14.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

Permanent Secretary awarded mission medals to Defence Force servicemen, who served in foreign missions

Today at the Ministry of Defence, Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence Kusti Salm presented mission medals to 105 servicemen who participated in foreign missions last year. “Estonia is extremely proud and grateful for your exemplary service. Estonia, NATO and our European Union...
14.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

European Union defence ministers unequivocally condemn Russia’s demands

At the meeting of European Union Defence Ministers in France, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet said that the defence ministers of the Member States of the European Union are unified in their views on the threat from Russia and have condemned Russia’s demands. “There is a consensus in the European...
Ceremonies held in Tallinn and Narva to commemorate the fallen in the War of Independence.
03.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

Ceremonies held in Tallinn and Narva to commemorate the fallen in the War of Independence

Ceremonies in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives during the War of Independence were held today on Freedom Square, in Tallinn, and on Peter’s Square, in Narva. The 102nd anniversary of the ceasefire between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia was also marked. At the ceremony held...
On January 3, the fighters of the War of Independence remembered with a minute of silence.
02.01.2022|Ministry of Defence

Fighters of the War of Independence remembered with a minute of silence

Tomorrow, 3 January at 10:30, those who gave their lives in the War of Independence will be remembered with a minute of silence, as it was at that precise moment 102 years ago when the ceasefire of the War of Independence entered into force. This ended direct hostilities in the War of Independence...
Estonia sent the first nearly 70-member unit Wisent to Poland at the beginning of December.
30.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia will extend support to Poland with Defence League members and the Defence Forces unit in Poland

Upon request from Poland, today Estonia decided to send a new unit to Poland to support their efforts in countering the hybrid attack from Belarus and in fighting illegal immigration. The unit will be formed this time mainly by members of the Defence League’s infantry and engineer battalions. In...
27.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Government supports project by Ministry of Defence to develop the field of electronic warfare

Last week the Government decided to provide EUR 1.1 million in support to the project ‘Development of the Field of Electronic Warfare in Estonia (EW)’, submitted by the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, for the purpose of promoting research and development. ‘The project in the field of electronic...
23.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Holiday Greetings by Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet

Dear friends from Allied countries, Christmas is a time for family, food and togetherness. Most of your families are far away, but I hope that you will enjoy Estonian Christmas food and the company of Estonian and Allied fellow soldiers. Everyone has endured hardship in the past two years. The...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets signed an agreement to promote cooperation.
23.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an agreement to promote cooperation in the field of foreign and security policy

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets signed an agreement to promote cooperation in foreign and security policy in the area of government between the two ministries. ‘We cooperate very closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; however,...
Defence ministers of the three Baltic States meet in Kaunas
21.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

The three Baltic Defence Ministers met in Kaunas today

Today, 21 December 2021, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, the Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania had a Ministerial Committee (MC) meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania. Subsequently, ministers condemned Russia’s...
 Photo (credit: MoD/A.Pliadis): the Baltic Defence Committee meeting in May 2021 at Šiauliai
20.12.2021|Ministry of Defence

Baltic Defence Ministers to convene in Kaunas

December 21, Tuesday, Ministers of Defence of the Baltic states will meet at the Vytautas the Great War Museum in Kaunas. Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas, Minister of Defence of Latvia Artis Pabriks and Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet will address the current affairs in...

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