Estonian, Icelandic formins: Together we can help Ukraine win the war

  • 2023-09-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna, who on Thursday hosted his Icelandic counterpart Thordis Kolbrun R. Gylfadottir in Tallinn, said that together we can help Ukraine win the war.

The main topics of discussion during the working visit were support for Ukraine, enlargement of NATO and cooperation between the Nordic and the Baltic countries.

"We talked about how to provide even more support to Ukraine, including on its journey towards NATO accession, how to continue the international isolation of Russia and how to bring Russia's ruling elite to justice," Tsahkna said according to spokespeople.

The Estonian minister stressed the importance of approving the 12th package of sanctions so that the cost of the war becomes even greater for Russia.

The ministers also discussed the close cooperation between Estonia and Iceland and the importance of cooperation between the Nordic and the Baltic countries.

"The Nordic-Baltic cooperation platform should be made even more robust than it already is, since we share the same values and can do great things together," Tsahkna said. "The world listens to us."

Estonia also voiced appreciation of the activities of Iceland in the smooth cooperation between the two countries in building a kindergarten in Zhytomyr and successfully implementing a field hospital project in Ukraine. This partnership is tangible proof that assistance can already be provided to Ukraine in the rebuilding of the country, the minister said.