Estonian foreign minister discusses further pressure on Russia with Latvian parliament speaker

  • 2022-11-22
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu on Tuesday met with Edvards Smiltens, speaker of the Latvian parliament, with whom he discussed further pressure on Russia, Estonian-Latvian bilateral relations, regional cooperation and support for Ukraine.

Reinsalu said that the focus of regional cooperation between Estonia and Latvia must be on the security of the region, and in the current energy crisis, there must be cooperation in curbing energy prices and ensuring supplies.

At the meeting, the foreign minister stressed the need to jointly tighten the sanctions imposed on Russia and hold Russia accountable for the crime of aggression and war crimes in Ukraine.

"Estonia is pleased that, like us, Latvia supports the establishment of a special tribunal where the crime of aggression by the Russian leadership would be tried," Reinsalu said.

He added that comprehensive support for Ukraine must continue until the war has been won.

"We must jointly support Ukraine with military, financial and humanitarian aid as soon as possible," Reinsalu said.