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In Tartu, representatives of seven countries shared the best practices of their reserve army.
25.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

In Tartu, representatives of seven countries shared the best practices of their reserve army

On 24 May, for the first time in Estonia, a Reserve Forces Forum was held at the Estonian Military Academy in Tartu, where the functioning of the reserve army and best practices in different countries were discussed. At the forum, representatives from Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, Israel,...
Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited a field exercise in Southern Estonia.
24.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet visited Exercise Siil 2022 (Hedgehog 2022) in Southern Estonia

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited a field exercise in Southern Estonia, which is taking place within the large-scale Defence Forces exercise Siil 2022 (Hedgehog 2022). “In the current difficult security situation, I am pleased to note that the large-scale exercise has been a...
17.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet at EU Council: Ukraine must win the war and aid must be provided quickly

Defence Minister Kalle Laanet participated at the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) today, where the Council discussed the Russian aggression against Ukraine and Sweden and Finland joining NATO. The ministers also exchanged views with NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana and the Minister...
13.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Estonia and Singapore are strengthening defence cooperation

On 13 May, the Estonian Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with the Minister for Defence of Singapore Dr Ng Eng Hen to discuss bilateral cooperation and the current security situation at NATO’s Eastern flank. “Singapore and Estonia are both small countries that know what it is like to live next...
NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) has today marked its fifth anniversary of operating in Estonia.
12.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

NATO eFP Estonia celebrates five-year anniversary

NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) has today marked its fifth anniversary of operating in Estonia. The anniversary was marked with a Battlegroup parade in Tapa involving almost 1,500 British, French and Danish personnel. Following the parade, a Brigade open day was held to celebrate the role...
09.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Estonia and the Czech Republic share very similar views on security

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met yesterday, in Prague, with his Czech counterpart, Jana Černochová, and together they found that allied military assistance to Ukraine must both continue and gain momentum. “Although Tallinn and Prague are separated by more than 1,500 kilometres, Estonia and the...
04.05.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonian and Norwegian ministers of defence discussed the security situation ahead of the June NATO summit

During a bilateral meeting on 2-3 May, Estonian Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and Norwegian Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram discussed the security situation in the region and support for Ukraine. In addition, Minister of Defence Laanet gave his Norwegian counterpart an overview of Estonia’s...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited Ukraine.
29.04.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet in Ukraine: the war has not left Kyiv

According to Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, who is visiting Ukraine, last night’s rocket attacks on Kyiv show that war continues to rage across Ukraine. Last night, a rocket attack took place against Kyiv, where two rockets hit civilian targets. The minister and his delegation were in Kyiv...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met in Poland with Estonian servicemen from task force Wisent-5.
28.04.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet to Estonian servicemen in Poland: thank you for having made Estonia greater

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met in Poland with Estonian servicemen from task force Wisent-5, the last Estonian contingent to complete service at the Polish border. The Minister of Defence met with platoon commander Lieutenant Colonel Marko Land, Captain Viktor Bubnov and other representatives...
Margit Gross named Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence.
25.04.2022|Ministry of Defence

Margit Gross named Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence

Margit Gross was named the new Undersecretary for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Defence, and will be responsible for co-ordinating the work of the Legal Department, the Security and Administration Department, and the Records Management Department. “Law, security and records...

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