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Estonia did not spare short-range anti-aircraft missile systems of the Mistral type and missiles for them for Ukraine

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun11,2024

Estonia did not spare Ukraine short-range anti-aircraft missile systems of the Mistral type and missiles for them

Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur announced on June 11 the provision of a military assistance package to Ukraine, which will include short-range anti-aircraft missile systems of the Mistral type and missiles for them.

This is discussed in a message from the Estonian Ministry of Defense.

This is discussed in a message from the Estonian Ministry of Defense.

In announcing the package, Pevkur noted that Ukraine urgently needs air defense to repel a prolonged brutal attack by Russia, and such assistance is also in Estonia's interests.

"We have structured the assistance package in such a way that so that Ukraine gets the maximum benefit from it without compromising the combat capability of the Estonian Defense Forces, and so that we can resume the necessary supplies as soon as possible,” – he added.

Estonia does not disclose the exact volume of military assistance for security reasons.

Mistral – This is a modern anti-aircraft missile system for destroying helicopters and aircraft, developed in France. It is available both in a portable version (MANPADS) and for use on launch platforms for vehicles, ships and helicopters.

The complex has a range of up to 6 kilometers and is designed for protection against aircraft and helicopters flying relatively low.

Estonia previously transferred Javelin anti-tank missile systems, howitzers, artillery, anti-tank mines, anti-tank grenade launchers, mortars, vehicles, communications equipment, field hospitals, medicines, personal protective equipment and dry rations to Ukraine.

In March the country announced a package of military assistance to Kiev worth 20 million euros.

Estonia previously stated that the country had virtually no weapons and ammunition left in its warehouses that it could transfer to Ukraine.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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