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08.05.2020|Ministry of Defence

Statement of Minister of Defence of Estonia, Jüri Luik on 75th Anniversary of Second World War

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Second World War in Europe ended 75 years ago. We commemorate tens of millions of victims of war, the vast majority of whom were homeland defenders, simple soldiers who obeyed orders of aggressors and occupiers, and peaceful civilians of both belligerent sides. Estonia’s...
The Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces are sending nearly 2000 MREs to Mali.
23.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia provides food supplies to European Union training mission in Mali

The Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces are sending nearly 2000 MREs to Mali, to increase the food supplies of the EU training mission EUTM Mali, as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Even during the emergency situation, we must not forget that the second pillar of...
Winners of the Hendrik Sepp Prize for Military History were revealed
20.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Winners of the Hendrik Sepp Prize for Military History were revealed

Estonian War Museum – General Laidoner Museum Press Release Winners of the Hendrik Sepp Prize for Military History were revealed Reigo Rosenthal and Mart Kuldkepp were awarded the Hendrik Sepp Prize, presented by the Estonian War Museum and the Ministry of Defence, for the best Estonian...
Estonian Navy to receive force protection boats.
17.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonian Navy to receive force protection boats

Within the framework of the current four-year development plan Estonian Ministry of Defence is set to acquire two force protection patrol boats built by an Estonian company Baltic Workboats AS, as a result of which up to 50 people will be employed until the end of the year on the island of Saaremaa...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated yesterday evening in the secure video conference between NATO Defence Ministers. Photo: NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Estonia.
16.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Luik stresses the strong security dimension of current crisis at NATO Defence Ministers´ meeting

Wednesday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in a secure video conference between NATO Defence Ministers, where the discussions focused on the Alliance’s activities and maintaining defence readiness under the conditions of COVID-19 outbreak. ‘For Estonia, it is important that our Allies...
Estonia signs technical agreement to develop armoured vehicles.
06.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia signs technical agreement to develop armoured vehicles

Estonian Ministry of Defence, Permanent Secretary Kristjan Prikk has signed a joint technical arrangement agreement with Finland and Latvia, which enables Estonia to continue its participation in the programme to develop military requirements and platform for the potential procurement of armoured...
Estonia to contribute troops to EU´s new IRINI mission.
03.04.2020|Ministry of Defence

Estonia to contribute troops to EU´s new IRINI mission

Thursday, Estonian Government approved participation of the Estonian Defence Forces in EUNAVFOR MED/IRINI, the European Union’s latest military operation, which started this week and serves as the continuation of the now concluded Mediterranean mission SOPHIA. ‘Although this is a European Union...
Additional Special Forces to be deployed to Mali under French command.
30.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Additional Special Forces to be deployed to Mali under French command

Last Friday, representatives from the ministries of defence of Estonia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal and France announced, in a conference call led by French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, their readiness to send Special Forces units to Mali this summer. Sweden and...
Minister of Defence Luik participates in memorial service commemorating Soviet Deportations.
25.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik participates in memorial service commemorating Soviet Deportations

Wednesday, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the memorial ceremony at the Maarjamäe Memorial, in commemoration of the March Soviet Deportations, and laid a wreath at the Monument of the Estonian Officers. Minister of Defence Luik noted that we must also remember the most painful...
Defence Minister Luik meets Estonian contingent in Mali.
11.03.2020|Ministry of Defence

Defence Minister Luik meets Estonian contingent in Mali

This week, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met the Estonian contingent serving as part of the French-led military operation Barkhane in Gao, Mali to learn about their service and to thank them for ensuring the security of the region. ‘We must realise that cooperation between Allies can be efficient...

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