The Press Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Estonia Thomas Mell noted on January 17, 2023, that a meeting of the defense ministers of the countries that support Ukraine would be held in Estonia on January 19, 2023, where they will discuss the provision of further military assistance to the country fighting against Russian aggression.
“The meeting of defense ministers, which precedes the Rammstein format, will this time be held in Tapa [NATO base in Estonia – ed.]. In addition to the Minister of Defense of Estonia Hanno Pevkur, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain Ben Wallace and the Ministers of Defense of Poland, Latvia and Lithuania will take part in it,” said the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Estonia.
Final confirmation of participation in the meeting is expected from ten more countries, invitations have been sent to representatives of France, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Italy and the Czech Republic.
“During the Rammstein-style meeting, Estonia, Great Britain and a number of other countries will present a new package of military aid to Ukraine. Among other things, they include heavy weapons, which Ukraine needs to repel Russian aggression,” added Thomas Mell.
The next aid packages are expected to be finalized on January 20, 2023, at a meeting to be held at a military base in the German city of Ramstein.