Secretary general of Estonian ForMin in Warsaw to discuss Russia's war in Ukraine

  • 2022-04-06
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jonatan Vseviov is in Warsaw to discuss Russia's war in Ukraine, assistance to Ukraine and the strengthening of NATO's collective defense on the eastern flank.

Vseviov is on a working visit to Warsaw on April 6 and 7 to meet with deputy secretary generals of state Marcin Przydacz and Pawel Jablonski. The secretary general will also have meetings with Arkady Rzegocki, head of the Foreign Service of Poland; Jakub Kumoch, head of the International Policy Bureau of the president of Poland; Pawel Soloch, head of the National Security Bureau, and Piotr Pacholski, deputy director of the International Security Policy Department in the Polish Ministry of National Defense.

"We must continue all efforts to pressure Russia into ending its completely unjustified war against the state and people of Ukraine. As the recently published massacre and inhuman acts by the Russian forces in Bucha and other towns around Kyiv demonstrate, we must be united and determined in the European Union to continue to raise the price of the aggression for Russia,” Vseviov said.

He said that for Estonia it was important that the meetings covered energy sanctions against Russia and the continued political and international isolation of the country. Talks should also include additional ways of offering comprehensive support to Ukraine and, looking ahead, rebuilding what has been destroyed.

In addition to Russia's war in Ukraine, the meetings will also touch upon the security situation in Europe in general.

"NATO and the transatlantic partnership have a central role in our region's security, which is why it is crucial to make quick progress with the further reinforcement of NATO's defense and deterrence posture in the region," Vseviov said.

During his visit, the secretary general will attend a round table organized by the Warsaw office of the US think tank German Marshall Fund (GMF) with Polish foreign policy experts.