Estonia provides Ukraine with new military aid package

Estonia provides Ukraine with new military aid package

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Estonia announced a new military aid package for Ukraine.

Estonian Defense Minister, Hanno Pevkur, announced a new military aid package for the Defense Forces of Ukraine at a meeting with Oleksii Reznikov, the Defense Minister of Ukraine.

It is noted that Pevkur handed Reznikov symbolic items from the new aid package, probably the field hospital.

“The package handed over to Ukraine today includes rifles, pistols, unmanned aerial vehicles, thermal imagers, generators and chargers, as well as clothing,” the statement said.

In total, Estonia provided military aid to Ukraine in the amount of almost €400 million, or more than 1% of the country’s GDP, Estonia emphasized.

Hanno Pevkur assured Reznikov of further support for Ukraine.

“Yesterday marked one year since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine. We have repeatedly confirmed that our assistance to Ukraine will last as long as necessary. In addition to direct assistance with weapons, we help the Armed Forces of Ukraine in training and other necessary things, which gives Ukraine the prerequisites for victory in the war,” the Estonian government official stated.

At the meeting, Minister Pevkur also emphasized the need to speed up the help of allies, especially with regard to the supply of ammunition.

Estonia made an offer to the European Union to quickly purchase at least one million 155-mm projectiles to help Ukraine at the expense of joint purchases by the European Union.

“We are glad that the European Commission has also promised to come up with a concrete solution before the next meeting of defense ministers in early March, how to quickly get one million shells to send to Ukraine,” Pevkur added.

In cooperation with Germany, Estonia also handed Ukraine two field hospitals and medicines worth about €15 million.

Estonia donated Ukraine a third field hospital in cooperation with the Netherlands and Norway, which supported the project for €7.8 million. The third field hospital will arrive in Ukraine in the coming weeks.

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