Today and tomorrow, the delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) participates in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of the Baltic States in Nida, Lithuania, where supporting Ukraine and strengthening the security of the region will be discussed.
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Marko Mihkelson said that the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committees of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania would focus on the security situation that had changed due to the war launched by Russia and on the decisions necessary for strengthening of security expected from the NATO Summit, which would be held at the end of this month. “We will go to the summit in Madrid with a common position that the presence of NATO on our region must increase considerably,” he added.
Supporting of Ukraine will also be spoken about at the meeting, including granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country for the European Union membership as an important political signal. It will also be discussed how to support investigating Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine in international cooperation. “The war criminals must be held fully accountable for the crimes they have committed. If necessary, creating a special tribunal for that should be considered,” Mihkelson said.
The delegations of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the three Baltic States will also go to the external border of the European Union with Russia and visit Klaipėda naval base. Besides Mihkelson, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee Maria Jufereva-Skuratovski and Indrek Saar participate in the visit.
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