Estonia Commits €20 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine

by Cheplyk Roman
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Estonia Commits €20 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine

Estonia has pledged a new military aid package to Ukraine, valued at 20 million euros, as announced by Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur during his visit to Kyiv

This development was confirmed by Estonia's Ministry of Defense.

In discussions with Ukraine's Defense Minister Rustem Umyerov, Pevkur outlined the contents of the aid package, which includes artillery ammunition, anti-tank guns, explosives, gas masks, sniper equipment, and small caliber ammunition. The decision to compile this specific package was made to maximize the benefit to Ukraine while ensuring Estonia's defense capabilities remain unaffected.

A significant portion of the aid includes 155 mm shells, marking Estonia's contribution to the European Union's initiative to supply Ukraine with one million shells. Denmark will partially finance Estonia's contribution, although the exact quantity of ammunition provided remains undisclosed for security reasons.

With the anticipation of summer and escalating conflict demands, Pevkur emphasized the urgent need for ammunition, comprehensive air defense systems, spare parts, and electronic warfare equipment for Ukraine.

This announcement comes in the context of the European Commission's report that approximately 500,000 projectiles will have been delivered to Ukraine by the end of March 2024, as part of the EU's commitment. Furthermore, the European defense industry is projected to produce at least 1.3 million shells by the end of 2024, highlighting ongoing international support for Ukraine amidst its defense efforts.

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