France warship deal with Russia affects EU security, says president

  • 2014-07-08
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonian PM Taavi Roivas met with France President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, June 7

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has criticized plans by France to sell two warships to Russia amid the Ukraine unrest.

Roivas,who met with President of France Francois Hollande on Tuesday, said the transaction wouldl have a clear impact on the European security situation.

The meeting focussed on the issues of security and on options for making the presence of NATO allied forces more permanent in the Baltic States region, writes Postimees Online.

“Our desire is to see a more visible and permanent presence of allies in our region,” said Roivas.

Rõivas and Hollande also talked about the joint EU mission to Central African Republic, about the upcoming European Council meeting and about sanctions against Russia.