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20.02.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence thanked volunteer contributors to national defence

This year, volunteers, who dedicated themselves to educating youth on the topic of national defence, as well as national defence instructors and instructors from the Defence League and its youth organisations, earned the gratitude of the Ministry of Defence. In his thank you speech to the...
Minister of Defence on War of Independence: the roots of freedom are within us
03.01.2019|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence on War of Independence: the roots of freedom are within us

A minute of silence was observed today, in Tallinn, marking the 99th anniversary of the War of Independence ceasefire, during which those who gave their lives for Estonia’s independence were remembered. In his speech at the memorial service, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik noted that the fight...
17.12.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence presented medals of international operations

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik presented medals of the participant of international military operations to the nearly 140 servicemen who have participated in operations this year. Minister of Defence Luik thanked the servicemen for their service and emphasised that this service is important to the...
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...
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...
13.11.2018|Ministry of Defence

Colonel Veiko-Vello Palm is set to become Commander of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik issued a Directive naming Colonel Veiko-Vello Palm the Commander of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, as of 5 December. Minister of Defence Luik stated that Colonel Palm is an officer who has gained comprehensive experience in Estonia, as well as...
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik at the conclusion of the 39th Higher National Defence Course
22.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Luik: one must understand the factors that are shaping our security environment

In his speech at the conclusion of the 39th Higher National Defence Course, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik emphasised that Estonia’s national defence model requires awareness by citizens and situational awareness by the state. Luik cited the fact that broad-based national defence requires the...
15.10.2018|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Luik met with his Italian colleague

Minister of Defence Jüri Luik met on Friday, in Rome, Italy, with Italian Minister of Defence Elisabetta Trenta, to discuss the security situation in Europe and cooperation with NATO. At the meeting, Minister of Defence Luik emphasised that Estonia supports NATO's 360 degree view, in which an...

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