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Luik discussed the situation on the Black Sea in Turkey
12.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik discussed the situation on the Black Sea in Turkey

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met yesterday, in Ankara, with Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar, and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Binali Yıldırım to discuss the security situation on the Black Sea and in countries in the region. The two ministers also touched upon issues of defence...
07.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Conscript’s child allowance set to increase

On the proposal of the Minister of Defence, the Government decided today to raise conscript’s child allowance to EUR 300 per month starting in 2019. Minister of Defence Jüri Luik stated that it is reasonable on the part of the state to offer adequate support for those citizens who have been called...
Minister of Defence thanks General Terras
04.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanks General Terras

Today, a change in the position of Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces will be taking place, with Major General Martin Herem taking over the duty of protecting the flag of the Republic from General Riho Terras. A festive ceremony will be held at the Ministry of Defence, to thank General Terras...
The Minister of Defence thanked contributors to national defence with decorations
29.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

The Minister of Defence thanked contributors to national defence with decorations

Yesterday, at the ceremony held in the hall within the Ministry of Defence and dedicated to the anniversary of the start of the War of Independence, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented decorations to individuals who have contributed to the national defence. In his speech, Minister of Defence...
Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to the field of defence
29.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked outstanding contributors to the field of defence

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik will be honouring contributors to and developers of the field of defence for their outstanding work in contributing to the national defence of Estonia, with Crosses of Merit of the Ministry of Defence, badges, letters of appreciation and valuable gifts. Yesterday,...
Luik discussed the Ukraine crisis in Berlin
28.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik discussed the Ukraine crisis in Berlin

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met with Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s Minister of Defence, with whom he discussed the Russian attack against Ukrainian vessels on the Azov Sea. Both ministers confirmed the seriousness of the situation. ‘Russia’s armed attack should not be underestimated. What...
Minister of Defence Luik: A full-scale military conflict may erupt at any time in Ukraine
26.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: A full-scale military conflict may erupt at any time in Ukraine

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik noted that yesterday’s naval conflict in the Kerch Strait and the Azov Sea is yet another act of Russian aggression against Ukraine, which the international community must immediately takes steps to resolve. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the situation is...
Minister of Defence Luik: Estonia is a reliable ally
22.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik: Estonia is a reliable ally

The first readings of draft resolutions were completed yesterday in the Parliament, which will allow Estonia to contribute up to 272 servicemen next year to international military operations and readiness units. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, Afghanistan and other crisis areas around...
EU Defence Ministers focus on transatlantic relations
20.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

EU Defence Ministers focus on transatlantic relations

Today, in Brussels, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik took part in the meeting of European Union Defence Ministers to discuss cooperation between the European Union and NATO, the activities of the European Defence Agency and questions concerning the European Union's military missions and operations....
Belgian troops to join NATO forces in Estonia
16.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Belgian troops to join NATO forces in Estonia

Nearly 200 Belgian troops are scheduled to start their service in Estonia beginning of next year, as part of the NATO Battle Group stationed at Tapa. According to Minister of Defence Jüri Luik, the decision by the Belgian Government to send its troops to Estonia shows that small countries can...

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