Estonia to sign security deal with Ukraine

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Estonia plans to sign a security agreement with Ukraine, in additional to committing more military aid to Kyiv, Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna said on March 8.

Tsahkna was speaking at a press conference following a meeting with his counterparts from the Baltic states, Ukraine, and France. However, he did not specify when the agreement would be signed.

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"We are going to sign a bilateral agreement between Estonia and Ukraine on long-term security commitments," said Tsahkna.

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The minister also announced that Estonia would allocate another military aid package to Ukraine next week. He noted out that his country has already invested 1.4% of its GDP into military support for Ukraine and will continue to provide assistance.

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According to the official, once the security agreement is signed, Tallinn commits to allocating 0.25% of its GDP annually toward military aid to Kyiv.

“If each country acts the same way — and I think this is feasible for everyone—that would mean EUR 120 billion [$131 billion] a year in military support [for Ukraine], and that would be enough for Ukraine to push Russia back,” Tsahkna concludes.

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