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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.
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik participated in the meeting of European ministers of defence and foreign affairs, in Luxembourg, where he signed a letter of intent for the European Intervention Initiative proposed by France.
The International Centre for Defence and Security presented the Ministry of Defence with the findings of a study on the possibilities for strengthening the air defence capabilities of the Baltic Republics.