In a telephone call yesterday with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, Urmas Reinsalu called on the authorities of Belarus to release detained protesters and refrain from using violence against peaceful protesters. Reinsalu explained the position of the Republic of Estonia on not recognising the results of the elections in Belarus, and emphasised the importance of political dialogue that would lead to an agreement on holding new elections in Belarus.
The ministers also discussed the OSCE initiative for resolving the political crisis and Foreign Minister Reinsalu expressed his hope that the Belarusian authorities would support the initiative. Urmas Reinsalu affirmed that the national independence of Belarus was important for Estonia. Minister Reinsalu also explained the motives of Estonia for holding a discussion on the crisis at the UN Security Council.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia