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06.07.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet: Finland and Sweden joining NATO will strengthen the security of Baltic Sea region

According to Estonia´s Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, today's decision of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) to ratify the NATO Accession Protocols with Finland and Sweden will help pave the way for the two neighbouring countries to become members of the Alliance. "It is important to note that...
01.07.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet at the Madrid Summit: We have moved from NATO Forward Presence to a Forward Defence posture

According to Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet, important decisions were taken at the NATO summit in Madrid to strengthen the defensive posture of the Alliance, with the UK playing a key leadership role. “We are completely satisfied with what was decided in Madrid – in essence, the Estonian...
Estonian Minister of Defence, Kalle Laanet and Latvian Minister of Defence, Artis Pabriks.
30.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Estonia plans to acquire mid-range air defence system with Latvia

Estonian Minister of Defence, Kalle Laanet and Latvian Minister of Defence, Artis Pabriks today signed a letter of intent at the NATO Summit in Madrid to create a legal framework for a joint procurement of Estonian and Latvian mid-range air defence systems. "NATO Summit has sent a clear message...
29.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Historic decisions in Madrid today on strengthening NATO's Eastern Flank and the defence of Estonia

Madrid, 29 June 2022 – Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said that at today’s NATO summit in Madrid, Allies were completely united and there has been a significant shift in NATO’s mindset: Russia has become the major threat to NATO and its allies...
17.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet at the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence: credible deterrence ensures security

Yesterday at the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Brussels, the strengthening of NATO’s deterrence and defence posture and common funding were discussed. The central topics of the meeting were Russia’s war against Ukraine and preparations for the Madrid Summit. “Russia’s goals for Europe are...
Defence Ministers from Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) nations met in Norway. Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold, Norwegian Armed Forces
17.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Laanet in Oslo: Defence cooperation between the Member States of the Joint Expeditionary Force is strong

Defence Ministers from Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) nations met in Oslo, Norway, on 14–15 June to discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on European security and ways to strengthen security in the region in cooperation with NATO. During the table-top exercise the role of the JEF in the Baltic...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet awarded nearly 140 people for their significant contributions to national defence.
13.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

PHOTOS: Minister of Defence recognises outstanding contributors to national defence

On 10 June at the Estonian War Museum, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet awarded nearly 140 people for their significant contributions to national defence. The Minister of Defence announced the recipients of the recognition already at the beginning of December 2021; however, due to Covid-19 the...
Ministry of Defence presented mission medals to British and French soldiers serving within the NATO Battlegroup at Tapa.
10.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence presented mission medals to British and French soldiers serving within the NATO Battlegroup at Tapa

On Friday 10 June, Director of the Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Mäe presented mission medals to the British and French officers and soldiers in the UK Royal Tank Regiment and the French 3rd Company of 7th Battalion of Chasseurs Alpins who have been serving in the...
Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met today with European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý
09.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence and EDA Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý discussed European defence investments

Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet met today with European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý to discuss the current security situation, the Russian war in Ukraine, defence investments, innovation, current and future cooperation opportunities for Estonia within the EDA. “The EU has a...
Eile Roomas kohtunud kaitseminister Kalle Laanet ja Itaalia kaitseminister Lorenzo Guerrini arutasid Madridi tippkohtumise eel NATO idatiiva tugevdamist, Ukraina toetamist, regionaalset julgeolekut ja kahepoolset koostööd. Foto: Kaitseministeerium
07.06.2022|Ministry of Defence

Laanet in Italy: to deter the Russian threat, we need a stronger defence posture at NATO’s Eastern flank

At a meeting yesterday in Rome, Minister of Defence Kalle Laanet and the Minister of Defence of Italy Lorenzo Guerini discussed strengthening NATO’s Eastern flank, supporting Ukraine, regional security and bilateral cooperation. “The aggression of the Russian Federation against the independent...

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