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The Estonian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that it will send additional ammunition and equipment as part of its next military aid package to Ukraine.

The MoD will soon submit this package to the Estonian Government.

According to the MoD, the new package will include anti-tank ammunition, artillery ammunition, armoured vests, and winter uniforms.

The move is expected to address the urgent requirements of Ukrainian military forces, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues.

Estonian Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur said: “Ukraine winning the war will also increase Estonian security.

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“When providing aid, our guiding principle is that our own defence capabilities must be ensured at all times.

“That is why we are first and foremost looking at equipment that, in the near-term future, is planned for replacement, or which can be replaced easily.”

Estonia’s MoD said that the new weapon systems to replace existing anti-tank weaponry have already been set aside, with delivery expected to start in December this year.

The protective equipment for Ukraine is being provided from the Defence League stocks, which will be replaced with additional modern options in the next three to five months.

So far, the country has delivered approximately €250m of military assistance to Ukraine. 

It includes anti-tank mines, howitzers, Javelin anti-tank missiles, mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers, vehicles, communication devices, body armour, helmets, and other medical equipment and supplies.

Apart from equipment and weaponry, Estonia has also provided training to the Ukrainian artillery troops.

The Estonian MoD is further planning to initiate a training programme for the Ukrainian medics while a training plan for reservists is already under development.

Another such military aid package, including anti-tank weaponry and mortars for Ukraine, was announced by the Estonian MoD in August.