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Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented mission medals to nearly 170 French soldiers and officers.
30.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presents medals to French troops in Tapa

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet today presented mission medals to nearly 170 French soldiers and officers who are based in Tapa as part of the UK-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup. The current French contingent, mainly drawn from the 1st Regiment of Chasseurs, will complete its...
The fleets of the Police and Border Guard Board and the Estonian Defence Forces will be merged by 1 January 2023.
26.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Jaani and Laanet: Merger of fleets will improve Estonia’s security

At the cabinet meeting yesterday, the Secretary of State together with the Minister of the Interior Kristian Jaani and the Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented the results of the analysis by the national fleet expert group regarding the transfer of the Police and Border Guard fleet to the...
Minister of Defence Estonia Kalle Laanet and Minister of the Interior Kristian Jaani visited the eastern border in Southern Estonia, where reserve troops and members of the Estonian Defence League are installing barbed wire in co-operation with the Police and Border Guard Board.
23.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence and the Minister of the Interior visited defence readiness exercise Okas/Quill 2021

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Estonia Kalle Laanet and Minister of the Interior Kristian Jaani visited the eastern border in Southern Estonia, where reserve troops and members of the Estonian Defence League participating in the exercise Okas 2021 are installing barbed wire in co-operation with the...
Estonia to send about 100 troops to Poland to help counter hybrid agressioon.
19.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to send troops to Poland to help counter hybrid agression

Defence Minister Kalle Laanet has decided today to send Estonian Defense Forces troops to Poland in support of countering hybrid agression. „Solidarity with our close ally Poland is crucial at this time to support its efforts to secure European Union borders against the ongoing hybridattack of...
Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet has directed that 130 km of barbed wire to be installed along the border to prepare for a possible hybrid attack against Estonia.
15.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia: Defence Forces ready to support reinforcing the border to prevent a hybrid attack

Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet has directed that 130 km of barbed wire to be installed along the border to prepare for a possible hybrid attack against Estonia. ‘The Defence Forces are ready to contribute to the installation of a barbed wire barrier with the Engineer Battalion, if...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with James Heappey, Minister for the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, to discuss military co-operation between Estonia and the United Kingdom.
11.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: The contribution by the United Kingdom to Estonia’s security is extraordinary

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with James Heappey, Minister for the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, to discuss military co-operation between Estonia and the United Kingdom within the framework of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) and the Baltic Air Policing mission (BAP), as well as...
Latvian Minister of Defence Artis Pabriks, Lithuanian Minister of Defence Arvydas Anušauskas and Estonian Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet.
11.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Joint Statement by Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ministers of Defence

Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ministers of Defence - Kalle Laanet, Artis Pabriks and Arvydas Anušauskas - see the security crisis unfolding on the Polish-Belarusian and Lithuanian-Belarusian border as very alarming, and unequivocally condemn the deliberate escalation of the ongoing hybrid attack...
Defence Minister Kalle Laanet met with Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Minister of Defence of Hellenic Republic.
10.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet discussed the security situation with the Minister for National Defence of Hellenic Republic

Defence Minister Kalle Laanet met yesterday with Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Minister of Defence of Hellenic Republic, to discuss developments in the Baltic Sea region relating to regional security, the European Union and NATO, as well as bilateral defence cooperation. One of the important topics at...
08.11.2021|Ministry of Defence

Statement by Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet: The security situation in our region is volatile

The most volatile security crisis of recent 30 years is currently unfolding on the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian border. Since the beginning of the hybrid attack, we have been monitoring the situation with great attention and have contributed to resolving the situation by sending Concertina barbed...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with Georgian Minister of Defence Juansher Burchuladze.
28.10.2021|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Estonia supports the development of Georgia’s independent defence capability

During his two-day visit to Georgia, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with Georgian Minister of Defence Juansher Burchuladze, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, National Guard Commander Brigadier General Roman Jokhadze, Commander of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Assessment Center,...

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