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Members of the National Defence Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) were given an overview of the incident with a missile made in Russia that took place in Poland yesterday, and the latest developments in Ukraine, where Russia is continuing brutal destruction of civilian infrastructure. The members of both committees stated that Estonia supported its NATO ally Poland who was conducting an investigation to ascertain the circumstances of the incident.

“The international community is shocked by the missile strike that ended in the death of two people in Poland yesterday. At the same time, the biggest missile attack from Russia against the energy infrastructure and civilian objects of Ukraine took place. This is clear terror where millions of ordinary Ukrainians are suffering. Russia’s war of aggression is behind all this, and war crimes must not remain unpunished,” Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Andres Sutt said. “At today’s meeting, we were assured that Estonia’s security is ensured and we can say that there is no direct military threat to Estonia at the moment,” he added.

Chairman of the National Defence Committee Raimond Kaljulaid pointed out that not all the circumstances of the incident had been fully clarified at the moment and he recommended waiting for Poland’s official position. “Estonia definitely supports our important ally Poland, we have assured Poland of this very clearly. Our military and political support to Ukraine also remains unchanged. We will continue to support Ukraine,” he said.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu, who participated in the meeting, assured that Estonia was having close cooperation and information exchange with NATO allies, and supported Poland in every way. As regards possible further steps, Estonia will proceed from the results of the investigation of the incident, and the decisions and needs of Poland.

Riigikogu Press Service
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