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11.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Estonia will no longer participate in the cooperation format of Central and Eastern Europe and China

Estonia decided it would no longer participate in the cooperation platform between Central and Eastern European countries and China. Estonia will continue to work towards constructive and pragmatic relations with China, which includes advancing EU-China relations in line with the rules-based...
11.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Government limits issuing of visas to and entry into Estonia of Russian citizens

The government has approved a sanction restricting the issuing of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and their entry into the country at external borders with Schengen visas issued by Estonia. As an exception, the residence permits of students in Estonia who are due to complete their...
10.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu at the meeting with US senator: the West must increase defence assistance to Ukraine

Today 10 August, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with US senator Tom Cotton in Tallinn to discuss continued help to Ukraine and holding Russia accountable for crimes of aggression. At the meeting, Reinsalu underlined the need to increase Western defence assistance to Ukraine, which is...
10.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Russian ambassador over the violation of Estonia’s airspace

Today 10 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia summoned the Russian ambassador to Estonia to protest and present a note over the violation of Estonian airspace on 9 August. The violation took place in south-eastern Estonia near the Koidula checkpoint where a Russian helicopter entered...
09.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Comment by Foreign Minister Reinsalu on the second anniversary of the 9 August 2020 fraudulent presidential election in Belarus

Two years ago, the hopes of the people of Belarus to choose their own futures were brutally extinguished. The democratic process of a presidential election gave rise to the political persecution, torture and forced exile of people who had long awaited a change in their country. We share the...
05.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu to his Polish counterpart: we must restrict the travel options of Russian nationals in the EU

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu was on a visit to Warsaw in Poland and met with his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau to discuss bilateral cooperation, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and holding perpetrators of crimes of aggression accountable. The meeting with Rau, who was also in Kyiv early...
04.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Välisminister Reinsalu kommentaar seoses Tšernobõli ja Hostomeli lennubaasi külastamisega

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu: “Today I visited the Hostomel Airport and the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl and witnessed first-hand the destruction Russia has caused in Ukraine with its brutal war. For 162 days now, Ukrainians are defending their home and their people, but also the values...
03.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu to Ukrainian president: we must increase pressure on Russia

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu was in Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk, and discuss the brutal war of the Kremlin regime in Ukraine and express unwavering support for Ukraine.  In...
FM Reinsalu on the phone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
02.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu discussed security in Europe with his US counterpart

Today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu spoke to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss security in Europe and providing comprehensive assistance to Ukraine. Reinsalu said the NATO summit in Madrid in late June was a pivotal for its strategic decisions on reinforcing collective defence,...
Foreign minister laid the cornerstone for the construction for a kindergarten in Ovruch
02.08.2022|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister Reinsalu is on a visit to Ukraine

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is on a visit to Ukraine and today he visited Zhytomyr Oblast where he laid the cornerstone for a kindergarten in Ovruch and presented two fire engines in the Bekhy village. “Today, Ukraine has been defending its freedom, sovereignty and the values we all cherish...

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