Estonia to send weapons, field hospital to Ukraine, help train Armed Forces

Estonia to send weapons, field hospital to Ukraine, help train Armed Forces

On Thursday, the Government of Estonia approved another package of military aid to Ukraine, including mortars and anti-tank weapons.

Moreover, Estonia will support the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the UK and send a field hospital to Ukraine in cooperation with Germany, the Ministry of Defense of Estonia said on Thursday, ERR informs.

"The fighting in Ukraine continues to be intense. Although more and more western weaponry is reaching the frontlines, our moral responsibility is to continue supporting Ukraine. They are fighting for our shared values, and if there is anything we can send to Ukrainians, we have to do so," said Minister of Defense of Estonia Hanno Pevkur.

According to him “Ukrainian forces have asked for additional support from the Allies in training their personnel.”

"The Estonian Defense Forces are especially proficient in training reservists for combat in an intense conventional war against a larger adversary – meaning, precisely for the kind of war that Ukraine is in right now," said Pevkur.

The minister stressed that the West should be ready for Russia's information warfare about Ukrainian fatigue and the ineffectiveness of providing aid to Ukraine. 

"Just as the aid that has already been provided clearly shows that we are not tired, our Allies have all confirmed their readiness to help Ukrainians in their freedom war as long as it is needed," added Pevkur.

In total, Estonia has provided military aid to Ukraine worth €250 million, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, howitzers, anti-tank mines, anti-tank grenade launchers, mortars, various light weapons, ammunition, vehicles, communication devices, medical equipment and supplies, personal protective equipment as well as military food rations.


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