PM: Estonia condemns Russia's pressure on Ukraine

  • 2021-04-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonia condemns Russia's military pressure and information operations against Ukraine, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said.

Members of the Estonian government's security committee were given an overview of Russian military forces' activities around Ukraine, including in the occupied areas, as well as Russia's other steps escalating tensions in its relations with Ukraine, spokespeople for the government said.

Kallas, who is also the chair of the security committee, said that the Estonian government condemns Russia's military pressure and information operations against Ukraine.

"We call on Russia to refrain from any escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine and Crimea and to comply with its international obligations, including in terms of arms control. Estonia is working in close cooperation with its allies and partners to take all measures necessary for deterring Russia. Estonia's support to Ukraine's right to self-determination and to its European and Euro-Atlantic integration is unwavering," Kallas said.

The government's security committee consists of the prime minister, minister of justice, minister of defense, minister of economic affairs and communications, minister of finance, minister of the interior, minister of entrepreneurship and IT and minister of foreign affairs. The committee analyzes and assesses the national security situation and shapes security and defense policy positions.