Javelin anti-tank missiles and 122 mm howitzers: Estonia to supply Ukraine with weapons
The Estonian Defense Ministry plans to supply Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank missiles and 122 mm howitzers.
This was announced by the head of the international cooperation department of the Ministry of Defense Peeter Kuymet.
He recalled that Estonia supported the training of Ukrainian sappers, special forces, military medics, artillerymen and exchanged information since 2014.
& # 8212; Now that Russian forces are again concentrating on the Ukrainian border, Estonia plans to significantly increase its support. The Ministry of Defense has made a fundamental decision to support Ukraine with weapons and combat, Kuymet said.
He noted that before making a final decision, it is necessary to obtain consent from the United States as a manufacturing country of anti-tank weapons, as well as former owners of howitzers in Finland and Germany.
At one time, Estonia purchased and received support from the USA Javelin missiles. The cost of one rocket ranges from 75,000 to 130,000 euros, depending on the contract and the specific type of rocket. Estonia plans to supply Ukraine with several dozen such missiles.
Estonia previously purchased 42 howitzers and ammunition from Finland from Finland in 2009 and paid 31 million kroons for them. How many guns it is ready to transfer to Ukraine is not reported. Ukraine itself has about 150 such weapons in service.
In addition to sending weapons and ammunition, Estonia also plans to increase the so-called & # 8220; soft aid & # 8221; , will teach Ukrainian military medics how to use it.