“We have been consistent in our efforts to isolate Russia internationally but this is no longer enough. It is our moral duty to hold war criminals and aggressors to account”
Newly-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu made his first visit to Ukraine. He visited Zhytomyr region, which Estonia pledged to rebuild. This year the kindergarten in Ovruch will be rebuilt — the cornerstone of a new Estonian-funded kindergarten was laid personally by Urmas Reinsalu.
Reinsalu, on his first foreign visit after becoming minister, also presented two fire trucks and equipment donated by volunteer firefighters in Rapla County.
“We will continue supporting Ukraine for as long as needed,” he said, adding that Estonia wanted to provide assistance tailor-made to fit Ukraine’s needs.
“Today, Ukraine has been defending its freedom, sovereignty, and the values we all cherish for 160 days in the face of Russia’s unjustified and brutal war,” the minister said.
Reinsalu said the international community needs to work towards holding Russia accountable for its actions in Ukraine. “We have been consistent in our efforts to isolate Russia internationally but this is no longer enough. It is our moral duty to hold war criminals and aggressors to account. The credibility of the rules-based order depends on it,” he said in a statement.