Estonian president: Without Putin's war in Ukraine, missiles would not fall in Poland

  • 2022-11-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian President Alar Karis confirmed in a phone conversation with the Polish head of state Andrzej Duda Estonia's comprehensive support for Poland in determining the circumstances of the recent incident involving missiles that fell on the territory of Poland and said that if Russia had not initiated a war in Ukraine, missiles would not have landed in Poland.

Duda gave an overview of the investigation of the incident and noted that the next steps will be decided after the circumstances become clear.

"Estonia is ready to help its ally Poland as needed," Karis said. "Russian aggression is a threat to all of Europe. After all, we can see that the missile incident in a Polish village near the Ukrainian border is directly related to the war of aggression of the Putin regime. Without the Russian-initiated war in Ukraine, missiles would not fall in Poland, and this once again shows the need to strengthen NATO's collective defense on the eastern flank, including air and missile defense," the head of state added,

He added that Russia's extensive missile attack on Ukrainian cities and villages on Tuesday is another example of Russia's brutality against people.

"It is tragic that two people were killed in a missile incident on the soil of our ally, Poland," Karis said and asked that condolences be extended on behalf of Estonia to the families of the victims.