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Anti-tank missiles from Estonia delivered to Ukraine

Estonia also wants to give Ukraine nine howitzers from old East German stocks. These were first given to Finland by the Bundeswehr and then sent from there to Estonia

HANDOUT - 17 February 2022, Belgium, Brussels: Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia, arrives for an informal meeting of the members of the European Council to discuss the situation on the Ukraine-Russia borders. Photo: -/European Council/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full.
Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia. Photo: European Council/dpa.

Ukraine has received its first shipment of weapons from Estonia as Javelin anti-tank missiles arrived in Kiev, the Estonian Defence Ministry in Tallinn announced late on Friday.

No details were given on the number of missiles delivered.

"This is a small step by Estonia to support Ukraine, but it is a real and tangible contribution to defend against Russian aggression," said Lieutenant General Martin Herem, head of the Baltic EU and NATO country's army.

Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov expressed his gratitude for the support. "We see - we are not alone," he tweeted.

Estonia, together with the other Baltic states, Latvia and Lithuania, had announced that it would deliver US-made weapons systems to Kiev - with Washington's approval. The aim is to strengthen Ukraine's defence capabilities.

East German howitzers

Lithuania has already delivered Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Kiev.

Estonia also wants to give Ukraine nine howitzers from old East German stocks. These were first given to Finland by the Bundeswehr and then sent from there to Estonia.

It is contractually stipulated that Germany must agree to the transfer. However, an answer from Berlin is still pending. So far, the German government has clearly refused to supply weapons to Ukraine.

Anti-tank missiles from Estonia delivered to Ukraine
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