Estonian MEP: If Ukraine falls, we'll be next

  • 2023-03-14
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Lithuanian President Gitanas Neuseda gave a speech at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg in which he stressed the need to support Ukraine and underscored that Lithuania together with the other two Baltic states has been one of the biggest supporters of Ukraine.

Nauseda said that Russia is waging its full-scale war in order to restore its empire and that all of Europe must contribute to assisting Ukraine.

Estonian MEP Jaak Madison spoke on behalf of the Identity and Democracy group in the European Parliament. He said that in 1939, the Soviet Union was able to break the Baltic states one by one due to each state wanting to negotiate with Moscow individually.

Madison underscored that those who negotiate with "the Devil" have lost already, which is why it is at present impossible to imagine a peaceful agreement with Russia.

He also pointed out that the Baltic states have been among the biggest supporters of Ukraine with military and humanitarian aid in terms of the ratio of assistance to GDP, followed by Poland in fourth place.

Meanwhile, according to the website, Germany's assistance to Ukraine equals 0.17 percent of its GDP and that by France 0.07 percent.

Madison underscored that the next few weeks and months many prove pivotal in the war and the winner has yet to be established.

"We have given our maximum contribution and we, the Baltic states, cannot give much anymore, but large states in particular have the opportunity to decide the fate of the war in Ukraine through stronger military aid. However, if it is not provided and Ukraine should fall, then we will have a new war within the next couple of years, and we'll be next," Madison emphasized.