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28.08.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia approves Ukrainian Defence Assistance Package

Minister of Defence of Estonia, Kalle Laanet has approved Ukrainian Defence Assistance Package, according to which a field hospital, developed by the Estonian company, will be donated by Germany to Ukraine, as well as opportunity to join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet: Russia’s annexation of Crimea must not fade into oblivion
24.08.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet: Russia’s annexation of Crimea must not fade into oblivion

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet visited Kiev on 23 and 24 August, where he was participating in the celebrations and military parade commemorating the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, meeting with Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksandr Polishchuki, and addressing the...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet.
20.08.2021|Ministry of Defence

Address by Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet on the occasion of the 30th Anniversay of the Restoration of Estonia’s Independence

Dear friends of Estonia, The failed coup d’état in Moscow, thirty years ago, was the decisive nail in USSR’s coffin that finally broke the chains of the Baltic states. Estonia swiftly declared independence and secured international recognition. The people lost fear and soon the repressive regime...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented medals to Estonian servicemen who had served in international military operations and missions.
19.08.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals as a sign of thanks to Estonian soldiers who had served in foreign missions

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet presented medals to Estonian servicemen who had served in international military operations and missions. At the medal ceremony, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet said that the Estonian state and our Allies highly value the contribution of servicemen on foreign...
18.08.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet from Iraq: A unit of the National Defence League is creating security for Estonia on a foreign mission

During his visit to Iraq, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met with members of the National Defence League unit serving as part of NATO Mission Iraq, Iraqi President Barham Salih, and representatives from the Ministry of the Interior and Defence. During his meeting with Iraqi President Barham...
Estonian Defence Forces´ readiness training exercise
05.08.2021|Ministry of Defence

Government renewed the National Defence Obligation Regulation

Amendments to the National Defence Act were approved at today’s session of the Government, with which better preconditions will be created for the use of civil resources to ensure independent defence capability and the ability to receive Allies. At the same time, the National Defence Obligation...
U.S. Under Secretary of Defense and Estonia's Permanent Secretary of Defense agree on regular information exchange on Lithuanian-Belarusian border situation.
01.08.2021|Ministry of Defence

U.S. Under Secretary of Defense and Estonia's Permanent Secretary of Defense agree on regular information exchange on Lithuanian-Belarusian border situation

Friday, Permanent Secretary of Defense of Estonia, Kusti Salm had a phone call with the United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Colin Kahl to discuss the security situation in the Baltic countries following the hybrid attack on Lithuania by the Lukashenka regime. "It is important for...
Baltic Defence Ministers. Photo: Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania
29.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Baltic Defence Ministers: Lithuania is under hybrid attack by Lukashenka regime

Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ministers of Defence – Kalle Laanet, Artis Pabriks, and Arvydas Anušauskas – held a video meeting to discuss possible steps to strengthen security in the region related to state-sponsored hybrid operation against Lithuania. ‘Lithuania is under hybrid attack and...
 Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski, Commanding General V Corps U.S. Army, and Defence Minister Kalle Laanet.
29.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet: U.S. Army V Corps plays a key role in commanding ground forces in Europe

Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski, Commanding General V Corps U.S. Army, was in Estonia for a two-day visit to meet with Defence Minister Kalle Laanet, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence Kusti Salm, and Deputy Commander of the Defence Forces Major General Veiko-Vello Palm. At the...
24.07.2021|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence of Estonia: developments in Lithuania a hybrid attack, our duty to support

Friday, Minister of Defence of Estonia Kalle Laanet had a telephone call with Lithuania´s Minister of Interior Agnė Bilotaitė to discuss the situation on the Lithuania-Belarus border and opportunities to support Lithuania in the current crisis. Ministers acknowledged that the situation is by no...

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