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  • TALLINN, Estonia (Oct. 16, 2019) – Estonian government here has decided to invite with a short notice additional 1,467 armed forces reservist to the training exercise Okas 2019 Oct. 16.
  • TALLINN, Estonia (Oct. 15, 2019) – Estonian government here decided to invite with a short notice 823 armed forces reservist to an additional training exercise Okas 2019 today.

  • Honourable President of the Republic, Honourable President of the Riigikogu, Honourable Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, Members of the Defence Forces and the Defence League, Dear compatriots, 

    One hundred years ago, Private Hugo Saalis fought among others for the independence of Estonia in the Estonian War of Independence. He described one of his battles to me as follows. We had given away most of our ammunition to the main front, where there was a shortage of it. However, at one point, we came face to face with the enemy... and threw stones at the buggers! Estonians maintained their positions that day.

  • A ceremony was conducted at Tapa military camp today where the freshly arrived Belgian troops took over the responsibility from the Danish contingent and joined the UK led battle group.

  • Over 30 observers from 15 countries, including from Russia and Belarus, as well as from the OSCE and other international organisations monitored the Siil exercise currently under way in Estonia.

  • With the ongoing Siil (Hedgehog) exercise Estonian Government has now initiated a rapid response readiness exercise Quill. The snap exercise involving 223 reserve troops from 92nd Air Surveillance Wing will take place from May 3 to 6.

  • Siil exercise involving over 15,000 Allied and Partner Nations´ troops from 19 different countries, as well as from five different NATO bodies, including enhanced Forward Presence troops has kicked off in Estonia today, May 2.

  • Honourable President of the Republic! Honourable President of the Riigikogu! Mister Prime Minister! Your Excellencies! Members of the Defence Forces and the Defence League! Dear compatriots! It is a great honour and joy to congratulate you on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

  • Estonian Defence Forces calls 669 reservists of the 13th Infantry Battalion of the 1st Infantry Brigade into military service from 6th to 10th of December 2017 to undergo training in exercise “Okas” following the Estonian Government’s decision from the 6th of December of 2017.

  • Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, whose two-day visit to Estonia ended today, met with Estonian troops and NATO forces deployed here in the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces in the afternoon.

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