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Ukraine and Estonia Sign a Bilateral Security Agreement

Ukraine and Estonia Sign a Bilateral Security Agreement
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas at the EU Summit. Source: Volodymyr Zelenskyy Official Website

In Brussels, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas signed an agreement on cooperation in security and long-term support between Ukraine and Estonia.

Estonia will provide defense aid to Ukraine amounting to more than 100 million euros, which will be allocated this year, and will continue the support throughout the ten-year term of the document.

The Estonian government will allocate at least 0.25% of its GDP each year from 2024 to 2027 for military support to Ukraine. Estonia was the first country to propose fixing a percentage of GDP for Ukraine’s support in bilateral security agreements.

The document outlines specific components of long-term military assistance to Ukraine, detailing the types of weapons provided by Estonia, including artillery (122-mm and 155-mm howitzers), anti-tank missile systems, missiles and mines, Carl Gustaf rifles, grenade launchers, unmanned aerial vehicles, and electronic warfare systems and tools.

Ukraine and Estonia have also agreed to establish a regular Strategic Dialogue to discuss critical security and defense issues.

The agreement specifies collaboration in supplying weapons and military equipment, training Ukrainian personnel, and joint activities within IT and other capability coalitions. Additionally, it promotes in-depth cooperation between the two countries' defense industries.

It also addresses strengthening sanctions against Russia, seeking compensation for damages caused by the war, and holding Russia accountable for its aggression.

The document reaffirms Estonia’s strong backing for Ukraine’s future membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Earlier today, Ukraine and the EU signed a historic bilateral security agreement during the EU Summit.

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