VILNIUS – Europe must be ready to impose new restrictions on Minsk in the face of Belarus' hybrid attacks on its neighbors, Estonian President Alar Karis said in Vilnius on Wednesday.
"Hybrid attacks on the Belarus-EU border, where vulnerable third-country nationals are used to organize illegal border crossings, must be condemned with one voice," Karis said at a joint news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda.
"Belarus must put an end to such activities, because such behavior by Belarus threatens the security of the region. This is a very serious violation of human rights and we must be ready to impose new restrictions on Belarus," he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Estonian president, who took office on October 11, and Nauseda discussed defense, regional security, Nordic-Baltic cooperation, illegal migration, the fight against the pandemic and measures to tackle its economic consequences.