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 this week, focused on providing Ukraine with every assistance and advancing bilateral relations.
Reinsalu added that he would like to boost cooperation in raising the price of the aggression for Russia, which is continuing its brutal war in Ukraine, and highlighted the proposal to restrict the travel options of Russian nationals in the European Union for as long as Russia continues its cruel war in Ukraine. “We will continue making proposals for more severe and efficient sanctions. The time to act is now. The seventh sanctions package is not enough,” Reinsalu said.
He added that Russia needed to pay for its damage in Ukraine and Russia’s frozen assets should be used for this purpose.
Reinsalu recognised Poland for its tireless efforts in helping Ukraine and emphasised that it was crucial to continue this work and hold Russia accountable internationally for its crimes of aggression. “We have a duty to hold the organisers of the aggression accountable,” Reinsalu said.
Reinsalu said the defence cooperation between Estonia and Poland was very close and it was being reinforced with regular joint exercises. “Poland is among the most active contributors to the security of the Alliance and NATO’s Eastern Flank and Estonia is grateful for this.”