HELSINKI, Oct 4 – Novosti. The United States has increased military aid to Estonia this year to $140.5 million, the press service of the Estonian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
“The United States has increased military aid to Estonia to $140.5 million. The increase is part of an additional budget package passed by the US Congress last week . Most of this amount will go to the Defense Forces M142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket system program, which is scheduled for implementation in 2025 “, the message says.
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According to Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur , the United States plays a leading role in the current security crisis and, in addition to supporting Ukraine , aid has extended to those countries that help Kiev the most .
“The next decision of Congress to increase security assistance to the Baltic Sea region clearly demonstrates the US commitment to the principles of NATO ‘s collective defense, not only in words but also in deeds,” the press service quoted the minister as saying.
Over the past five years, US financial support has amounted to $228 million. In the past, security assistance has been used to resupply large-caliber munitions, the defense ministry said.
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