Estonia's security starts from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia - PM

  • 2021-11-11
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonia is deeply concerned about the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border and it is the state's position that Estonia's security starts from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, according to Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.

"Therefore, it is extremely important to support Poland in every way possible, and we have raised this issue in the UN Security Council, which will convene to discuss the matter today," Kallas said at the government's press conference on Thursday.

The prime minister said that she has also communicated with her Polish counterpart.

"Poland has requested political support, specifically, and we are providing it at various levels," she said.

Kallas added that she was pleased to observe the president of the European Commission express her support to Poland and clearly state that this is not a migration crisis but a hybrid attack against the European Union.

"What's also important for Estonia is that in disputes on whether Europe should fund the construction of EU's external border, the president of the European Council said on Wednesday that physical funding should come from the budget of the European Union," Kallas said.

A decision is expected to be delivered at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday regarding a supplementary sanction against the Belarusian dictator, the Estonian prime minister said.