Kaja Kallas hinted that some politicians are simply seeking publicity with such journeys.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas insists that she is doing a lot to help Ukraine in the context of the country’s conflict with Russia and does not need to go to Kiev to prove it.
In an interview with the Postimees website on Monday, Kallas was asked why she didn’t follow the leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Britain to visit Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in Kiev.
“I believe I am doing a lot for the sake of Ukraine. I don’t need to prove anything by going to a military hotspot to once again appear on news feeds,” she replied.
Instead of an official visit, she will “Achieve more by talking to major allies and persuading them” to increase aid to Kiev, the Prime Minister said.
“And the Ukrainians know this very well. They themselves say that there are people who come to them just to take pictures for social networks”. Kalas noted.
Estonia has been a strong supporter of Ukraine in the ongoing conflict, providing Kiev with weapons worth 250 million euros, including Javelin anti-tank missile systems, artillery, mines, grenade launchers, mortars and rockets. ammunition.
On Monday, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland closed their borders to Russian travelers in response to Moscow’s military activity. Tallinn has also called for a complete visa ban for Russians in the EU, but Brussels has refused to introduce this measure.
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