The Norwegian government has allocated NOK 2 billion (over USD 190 million) to increase the production capacity in the Norwegian defence industry, mainly for artillery ammunition, including for the needs of Ukraine. “The war in Ukraine leads to a spur in demand for ammunition. The government will increase the financial
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has started his Baltic tour during which he will also visit Tallinn on Thursday. President Zelenskyy tweeted that he will arrive in Vilnius Wednesday before moving on to Tallinn and Riga, adding that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are reliable friends and principled partners for Ukraine.
The amount of donations received by major Ukrainian aid organizations in Estonia at the end of 2023 was five times lower than at the beginning of the year. Individuals, companies and organizations in Estonia donated over €3 million in total to Ukrainian aid organizations last year. Donations to major Ukrainian
Last June, the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) contracted the purchase of 91 of Patria’s 6×6 armoured vehicles. That deal included an option for an additional 70, of which the FDF Logistic Command is now ordering 40. Patria’s 6×6 armoured vehicles are manufactured in Hämeenlinna. “The future looks good,” Jussi Järvinen,
The latest shipment brings the total value of defence support provided by Finland to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February 2022 to 1.5 billion euros. Finland is preparing to send additional defence materiel to Ukraine, the Finnish Ministry of Defence announced in a press release on Friday. The latest shipment
Finland will send more defence materiel to assist Ukraine. The President of the Republic decided on the matter on 17 November 2023 on the proposal of the Government. – What is at stake in Ukraine’s defence struggle is the security environment outlook on Europe and Finland in the current decade.
This winter, the Estonian Defense League (Kaitseliit) conducted a number of training sessions for Ukrainian snipers. Estonia also provided the Ukrainians with weapons and equipment. As some of the trainees had already seen action on the front line, the learning process was something of a two-way street. The training was
Denmark would like to host a summit in July aimed at finding peace between Ukraine and Russia, but such a meeting would need engagement from India, China and Brazil, Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Monday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday sought global support at the G7 meeting
On May 5, 2023, Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen had the opportunity to meet some of the Ukrainians currently being trained to operate the 100 Leopard 1A5 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) being donated by Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany. Ukrainian soldiers train to use the Leopard 1A5 donated by
Government formation talks between the National Coalition Party, the Finns Party, the Swedish People’s Party and the Christian Democrats entered their fourth week on Tuesday, with the focus now turning to the potentially divisive topics of immigration and climate policy. If the four parties cannot find a consensus on these