Kallas, who participated in the exercise held in the northern European country, took the anti-tank missile on his shoulder.
Supporting Ukraine, which is fighting with Russia, Estonia sent US-made Javelin anti-tank missiles to the Kyiv administration.
In the statement about the supply, “A small step taken by Estonia to support Ukraine, but a real and tangible contribution to the defense against Russian aggression.” it was said.
He studied Javelin closely
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas participated in the military exercise held in his country and inspected the soldiers on the spot. Kallas, who came to the soldiers, had the opportunity to get to know Javelin closely.
Kallas, in his statement on his social media account, while not talking about the Javelin experience, “Defensive ability means preparation and confidence.” he wrote.
Estonian Prime Minister Kallas inspects anti-tank missile Javelin ViDEO
Prime Minister Kallas takes aim with an anti-tank missile
The moments when Kallas took aim with the said anti-tank missile were reflected in the cameras.
In the comments made about the images that are on the agenda of social media, “Can’t even hold it”, “I hope he doesn’t shoot”, “This is extremely offensive to the Russians” expressions were used.
Military support from Estonia to Ukraine
General Martin Herem, Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, said in a statement about Javelin deliveries to Ukraine, “Currently, these missiles are more useful for Estonia’s security in Ukraine’s defense.” he said.
The anti-tank missile used on the shoulder orients itself after launch.
They got permission for US-made weapons
NATO member Estonia, as well as Latvia and Lithuania, announced that they would procure weapons, days after receiving permission from the White House to send US-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine.
Lithuania sent a shipment of Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems and ammunition to the Ukrainian forces.