Estonia to provide Ukraine with a field hospital and weapons

13 January 2022, 04:37 PM

Estonia will provide Ukraine with a modern military field hospital and limited shipments of weapons, Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine Kaimo Kuusk said on TV station Ukraine24 on Jan. 12.

We Estonians could send you some weapons, but we will, jointly with Germany, soon give Ukraine the most sophisticated, modern field hospital in the world,” the ambassador said.

Kuusk added that these German-funded field hospitals are made in Estonia, and are remarkable in the way they can be assembled or disassembled in under an hour.

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Estonian medics will also train their Ukrainian counterparts to operate the equipment, said the ambassador.

Estonia is also prepared to provide Ukraine with anti-tank weaponry, Javelin missiles and 122mm artillery pieces, the head of Estonian Defense Ministry’s international outreach, Peeter Kuimet, said on Dec. 30.

A Russian troop build-up on the Ukrainian border was first widely reported in early December 2021, with several media outlets speculating that Russia might invade Ukraine with a force of 175,000 troops in early 2022.

The situation on Ukraine's eastern border is a matter of deep concern for both U.S. and EU officials. According to U.S. President Joe Biden, the White House is looking at a range of options to dissuade Russia from a potential attack on Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, stated that a direct invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces is unlikely.

However, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said that a renewed Russian offensive in Ukraine may occur in late January 2022.

Top diplomats of G7 countries have warned Russia of “serious consequences and a heavy price” if it intensifies its military aggression against Ukraine. In a resolution passed on Dec. 16, the European Parliament called for severe sanctions to be imposed on Russia if it invades more of Ukraine.

On Jan. 12, United States legislators revealed a comprehensive suite of sanctions intended to be applied to Russia in the case of a further invasion of Ukraine.

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