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Estonia announces new package of military aid for Ukraine

Estonia announces new package of military aid for Ukraine Photo: Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Estonia will hand over a package of military aid to Ukraine for 20 million euros, according to the Ministry of Defense of Estonia.

The military aid package includes recoilless anti-tank weapons, explosives, various types of artillery ammunition, gas masks, sniper equipment, smaller caliber ammunition, and much more.

"We put this package together focussing on providing the maximum benefit to Ukraine while making sure to not diminish Estonian defense readiness," Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur says.

He notes that the latest aid package included 155 mm shells, which was Estonia's additional contribution to the EU initiative to send one million shells to Ukraine.

Estonia's aid to Ukraine

From the first days of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, Estonia condemned Russia, provided military and financial aid to Ukraine, and accepted thousands of refugees. The President and Prime Minister of Estonia were among the first to visit Ukraine last spring.

Earlier, the government of Estonia approved a new military aid package for Ukraine, which includes 155 mm caliber ammunition.

Also, the Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaia Kallas, called on the EU to speed up the production of shells for Ukraine to transfer the promised million artillery ammunition.

In addition, Estonia proposed a financing plan for Ukraine for 120 billion euros.