Estonian formin visits Hostomel Airport, Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine

  • 2022-08-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, who is on a visit to Ukraine, on Thursday visited the Hostomel Airport and the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl.

According to the minister, he witnessed first-hand the destruction Russia has caused in Ukraine with its brutal war.

He added that, for 162 days now, Ukrainians are defending their home and their people, but also the values and principles respected and cherished by the entire free and democratic world.

"It is our duty to continue supporting Ukraine until Russia loses this genocidal war; a war in which eight people waiting for the bus in Donetsk were killed by Russia today. Four more people, including three children, were wounded," Reinsalu said.

"Yesterday, I was in Kyiv and spoke to my good friend Dmytro Kuleba about the international accountability of organizers of crimes of aggression, and we agreed that we would start working together to achieve that goal," the minister added.

On Thursday, Reinsalu also met with Ukrainian military units and heard directly from them about the assistance they need to continue the fight. "The West must increase its defense aid to Ukraine to make sure they have enough equipment and technology to meet their goal and win this unjust war," the minister said.

On Friday, Reinsalu will visit Warsaw, where he will meet his Polish colleague Zbigniew Rau. The ministers will discuss strengthening bilateral relations, the war in Ukraine and European security, among other things.