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Estonia joined the European Sky Shield Initiative. Photo: NATO
14.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia joined the European Sky Shield Initiative

On October 13th, at the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur signed the European Sky Shield Initiative, initiated by Germany. According to Pevkur, the goal of this initiative is to jointly promote and better integrate air defence with NATO allies. “The signing of...
14.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur: NATO has an answer to Putin’s nuclear threats

On October 13th, at the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels, the ministers of defence also discussed the question of nuclear deterrence. According to Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur, three important conclusions can be drawn from the meeting. “First, the Secretary General of...
Martin Herem.
14.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

The term of office of the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces was extended until 2025

The Government of the Republic of Estonia today approved the proposal of the Minister of Defence to extend the term of office of the Commander of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Martin Herem, for an additional two years, until December 2025. “Lieutenant General Herem has developed Estonia’s...
Kaupo Rosin.
14.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Government appoints new Director General of Foreign Intelligence Service

Today, on the proposal of the Minister of Defence, the Government of the Republic of Estonia appointed Kaupo Rosin as the new Director General of the Foreign Intelligence Service. Rosin’s five-year term as Director General of the Foreign Intelligence Service begins on 1 November. Colonel Rosin is...
Pevkur: To ensure sustainable financing, defence expenditures must reach 3%
12.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Pevkur: To ensure sustainable financing, defence expenditures must reach 3%

Today, during discussuion of a matter of significant national importance in the parliament (Riigikogu), Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur stated that to ensure the sustainable financing of national defence, defence expenditures must, in the form of a cross-party agreement, reach the...
07.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia is sending Ukraine ammunition and equipment

Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur is submitting the next military aid package to the Government, which will include artillery ammunition, winter uniforms and personal protective equipment. „Through mobilisation, nuclear threats, sham referendums on Ukrainian territories, and illegal...
Kaitseminister Hanno Pevkur osales Varssavi Julgeolekufoorumil.
06.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence at the Warsaw Security Forum: If the front door is not locked, there is no security inside

Yesterday at the Warsaw Security Forum, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur took part in discussion panels on strengthening defence along NATO’s eastern flank and on cyber defence and digital technologies. “The countries along NATO’s eastern flank are like the front door of a house. If the front door...
04.10.2022|Ministry of Defence

US Military financing to Estonia reached $140.5 mln in 2022

The United States Congress approved a supplemental funding package this week, which brings the total Foreign Military Financing (FMF) provided to Estonia to $140.5 million. Most of this sum will go towards the Estonian Defence Forces’ M142 HIMARS programme, planned to be completed by 2025. „The US...
Ühendkuningriigi üksuse tseremoonia Tapal.
28.09.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur: it is important to find a long-term solution for greater Allied presence

Commenting on the news today concerning the troops from the United Kingdom in Estonia, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur said that it is important to emphasise that the Allied presence in Estonia is constant. The UK and Estonia are in the process of developing a long-term solution and...
22.09.2022|Ministry of Defence

The Government is inviting reservists to the defence readiness exercise OKAS/QUILL 2022

The purpose of the readiness exercise is to practice the functioning of the reserve army. There is no direct security threat to Estonia. The exercise is conducted yearly with the Government decision and with no previous notice to the participants. The Estonian reserve-based...

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