Estonia has joined Germany in a joint program to supply ammunition to Ukraine, DPA reported.
“I am very happy that Estonia has just decided to join the German ammunition framework contracts,” German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said at a meeting with his Estonian counterpart Hanno Pevkur in Tallinn. He added that this will allow the industry to increase its production capacity, which is “very important for all of us”. Ammunition is and will remain a critical factor in Ukraine’s ability to counter the adversary, Pistorius added.
Pevkur also said that more funds should be invested in defense to acquire more ammunition. “We have to hope that industry will be ready to produce more and then we will be able to buy more,” he said, referring to an EU program launched by Estonia to supply Ukraine with 1 million artillery shells.
Earlier, the two ministers visited the Estonian Amari Air Base, often used by the German Air Force as a base for NATO’s mission to protect the airspace in the Baltic Sea.
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