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Defence Minister Tsahkna: Estonia steadfast in its support of Ukraine
Minister of Defence Mr. Margus Tsahkna met in Tallinn with the Chief of the General Staff and Сommander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko and confirmed Estonia’s steadfast support for Ukraine.
General Muzhenko gave Minister of Defence Margus Tsahkna a thorough overview of the situation in Ukraine.
“Estonia steadfastly supports the efforts of the international community to protect Ukraine's sovereignty and restore its territorial integrity," said Minister Tsahkna.
According to Tsahkna, a prerequisite for the easing of sanctions against Russia is the return of Russia to the commonly recognised principles of international law.
Defence related cooperation between Estonia and Ukraine has been fruitful and beneficial for both parties. Estonia will continue to support Ukraine in all current areas, of which the most important are currently the training of Ukrainian special forces, battlefield medicine, and rehabilitation related cooperation.
Servicemen from the United Kingdom, who are serving in Estonia within the framework of the presence of NATO, received mission medals at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence. Among others, a mission medal was presented to Colonel Giles Harris, Commander of the eFP Command in Estonia, who has been serving in Estonia since the arrival of the allied units in the spring of 2017.
Friday, Ministers of Defence from Estonia, Latvia and Denmark inaugurated Headquarters Multinational Division North, located at the Ādaži military camp, in Latvia. The purpose of Headquarters Multinational Division North is to enhance the defens capability of the region and connect the region’s forces with the Alliance’s highest Command Structure.