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August 19, 2022

Estonia pledges more mortars and anti-tank weaponry for Ukraine

The country will also donate a second field hospital to Ukraine, and support UK-led training programmes.

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The Estonian Ministry of Defence has announced additional military assistance to Ukraine in the form of mortars and anti-tank weaponry.

In response to a request by Ukrainian forces, Estonia has also revealed plans to support a UK-led training programme.

Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur said: “The Estonian Defence 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.”

In cooperation with Germany, the Nato member has decided to donate a second field hospital to support the medical capabilities of Ukrainian personnel.

 So far, Estonia has delivered military aid worth €250m to strengthen Ukrainian defence capabilities.

Poland and the Czech Republic have decided to strengthen bilateral military cooperation and defence industries amid rising Russian aggression.    

Poland Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said: “We are involved in Nato, but we are also discussing cooperation in the European Union forum, concerning, for example, the supply of fuel for the army.” 

Czech Minister of Defence Jana Černochova said: “I can say that Poland is modernising its equipment, and so is the Czech Republic. We have joint ventures prepared.”

The two sides also held discussions on holding joint exercises of special units, airborne units, and military police.

ICEYE and the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation have also signed a contract to provide ICEYE’s Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imaging capabilities to Ukraine.

The company will also provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with access to its constellation of SAR satellites.

This will help the soldiers receive radar satellite imagery on key locations with a high revisit frequency.

Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation founder Serhiy Prytula said: “ICEYE owns the most developed radar satellite imaging technology in the world, as of today.

“This agreement is a significant step in responding to the Government of Ukraine’s urgent request for critical earth observation data and it will greatly benefit our Armed Forces.”

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