Estonian formin discusses situation on Ukraine-Poland border with Polish counterpart

  • 2023-12-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna met with Polish Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek in Tallinn on Friday to discuss continued comprehensive support to Ukraine, topics related to the future of the European Union, and the situation on the Ukraine-Poland border.

At the meeting, Tsahkna recognized Poland for its unwavering and remarkable continued support to Ukraine, including on its path towards NATO and the European Union.

"Our support to Ukraine is solid until Ukraine's victory because they are fighting for the security of Europe, for us," Tsahkna said, expressing hope that the situation on the Poland-Ukraine border will be resolved quickly.

"Polish border crossing points are used for delivering, among other things, vital humanitarian and defense aid, and for transporting goods, which keeps Ukraine's economy running," Tsahkna said. "Estonia is ready to contribute fully to finding a quick resolution."

The ministers also spoke about launching accession talks with Ukraine and raising the cost of the war for Russia, including adopting additional sanctions.

"We are coming to a very important week when I expect progress with Ukraine's path to the EU, as well as with adopting the 12th package of sanctions," Tsahkna said, noting that work must continue on isolating Russia internationally.

The foreign minister thanked Poland for supporting Estonia as a candidate for the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) next year, and for boycotting the organization’s meeting in Skopje, North Macedonia, where Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was present.