“These same tanks are killing people on the streets of Ukraine right now”
The government of Estonia has agreed communist monuments in public spaces, including the T-34 tank in Narva, will be moved as soon as possible, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said. — ERR reported.
“We have decided the main thing — Soviet monuments must be removed from public spaces and we will do it as quickly as possible,” Kallas said at the government’s weekly Thursday press conference.
There are estimated to be between 200 and 400 Soviet monuments across Estonia. The prime minister said those on private land can be removed by their owners, as Auvere Power Plant did earlier this week.
“A separate issue is the Narva tank, which has been talked about a lot. Currently, this tank belongs to the City of Narva, and in the current legal space, it has been difficult. But since it is clear that Narva is not doing it itself, tensions are rising there, it is clear that the Estonian state and government must make the decision themselves to move this and other monuments with symbolic value,” Kallas said.
“A tank is a murder weapon, it is not a memorial, and these same tanks are killing people on the streets of Ukraine right now,” the Prime Minister stated.