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24.08.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur and the Deputy Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom discussed the implementation of NATO Summit decisions

At his meeting on Tuesday with James Heappey, the Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom and Deputy Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur stressed the importance of swiftly implementing the decisions of the Madrid Summit in June. “The...
19.08.2022|Ministry of Defence

European Commission allocates 31 mln EUR to Estonian military mobility project

Estonia has received a positive decision on the grant application for the military mobility project EstMilMob, aimed at improving the transport connections towards the Tapa military base over the next 5 years. The total cost of the project is 62 mln EUR, of which half will be financed by the...
18.08.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to increase defence aid to Ukraine

Today, Estonia decided on the next aid package to Ukraine, which includes additional lethal aid such as mortars and anti-tank weaponry. In addition, Estonia plans to support the United Kingdom’s initiative on expanding the extent to which they train members of the Ukrainian forces and to send a...
12.08.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence in Denmark: Ukraine must be supported for as long as necessary, we must not tire!

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur participated in a 24-nation meeting in Copenhagen with Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksi Reznikov, co-chaired by Denmark and the UK, to discuss the continuation of military assistance to Ukraine. “This war has now reached a turning point. Military assistance has...
Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Greek Minister of Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
05.08.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur in Athens: our security is indivisible, the security of the Mediterranean region is also very important for Estonia

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Greek Minister of Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos discussed in Athens the security situation, bilateral cooperation and developments within NATO and the European Union, as well as opportunities to support Ukraine. “Estonia’s view of security covers 360 degrees...
Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur discussed the possibilities of Estonian-Latvian cooperation with his Latvian counterpart, Artis Pabriks. Photo: Armīns Janiks
03.08.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur in Latvia: joint procurement of medium-range air defence systems and HIMARS, which will enter service with both countries, will enhance regional security

Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur discussed the possibilities of Estonian-Latvian cooperation with his Latvian counterpart, Artis Pabriks, during his first foreign visit to Riga. The strengthening of the region’s defence capabilities will focus on the joint procurement of a medium-range air defence...
Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur visited the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence League and met with the Commander of the Defence League, Brigadier General Riho Ühtegi. Photo: Estonian Defence League
29.07.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur: Increasing territorial defence to 20,000 people is essential

Today, Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur visited the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence League and met with the Commander of the Defence League, Brigadier General Riho Ühtegi, to receive an overview of the most important developments concerning the Defence League, including the increase...
Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur awarded mission medals in recognition of service to Estonian troops who served on international operations.
27.07.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur thanks troops for serving on international operations abroad

Today, on 27 July, Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur awarded mission medals in recognition of service to 68 Estonian troops who served on international operations. “Estonia has been participating in the foreign missions and operations of NATO, the European Union, the UN, as well as those...
Minister of Defence Pevkur Reviewed the 1st Infantry Brigade and Allied Units.
27.07.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Pevkur Reviewed the 1st Infantry Brigade and Allied Units

Yesterday, Minister of Defence of Estonia Hanno Pevkur visited the Central Training Area of the Defence Forces, in Läsna, and the 1st Infantry Brigade and NATO Battlegroup, at the Tapa Camp. The familiarisation visit by the Minister of Defence with the larger units of the 1st Infantry Brigade...
81% of residents consider the offering of armed resistance to an attack to be possibly or definitely necessary.
22.07.2022|Ministry of Defence

Survey: A total of 81% of Estonia´s residents consider it necessary to provide armed resistance in the event of an attack, and more than half support raising defence spending

The results of a public opinion survey commissioned by the Ministry of Defence of Estonia revealed that Estonian people’s will to defend and their belief that Estonia would be able to resist until the arrival of its Allies has risen significantly in light of the Ukrainian war. There has also been a...

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