“Those directed to the European Union and NATO’s external border from Belarus are part of a politically organized hybrid attack by the Belarusian regime. This action is illegal, contrary to international law and poses a clear threat to the security not only of Poland, but also of the EU as a whole, “Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reformist) said in a statement on Tuesday.
Kallas noted that she spoke with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday and reaffirmed her support for Poland. Estonia’s assessment is that the Belarusian regime’s hybrid attack has reached a new level of escalation.
The Prime Minister added that Estonia stands in solidarity with Poland, but also with Lithuania and Latvia and will continue to support all of them in the crisis situation and will implement all diplomatic measures to stop the attack.
“We are not dealing with the problem of one country, which is why we cannot allow the Lukashenko regime to undermine our security,” Kallas said. She added that it is important to speed up EU sanctions against those who support the Belarusian regime.
“We must also pay attention to airlines which transport people to Europe from their home countries. Diplomatic efforts with European institutions will continue to convince home countries to cooperate and prevent people from leaving. fall into the trap of Lukashenko’s lies. We will also defend the search for resources to more effectively protect the EU’s external borders, including the funding of a strengthened external border. We are also ready to turn our attention to this subject as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, “said the Prime Minister.
Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, Defense Minister Kalle Laanet and President Alar Karis also expressed their support for Poland in the border crisis.