Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Kaja Kallas in a meeting with the President of France in Paris called for joint steps to deter Russia from escalating military activity against Ukraine.

“The most important thing is to do everything to prevent a military escalation against Ukraine now. It is necessary to take the specific steps jointly to keep Russia from further escalation,” Kallas said.

Kallas and Macron said they were closely monitoring the movement of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine.

The Estonian Prime Minister commented on the migration crisis on the border between Poland and Belarus in the following way, “There is no sign that the hybrid attack of Belarus on the EU-NATO border is waning because such a long confrontation is in the interests of the regime of Lukashenko.”

Kallas said the following, “It helps in diverting attention from the brutal repression and human rights violations, continuing in Belarus. The regime also brutally exploits people, leading them on to Minsk with false promises, to achieve its goals.”