Allies need to strengthen NATO's eastern flank - Estonian foreign minister

Published date20 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

TALLINN, May 20 (LETA--BNS) - Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets said during a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss at the Council of Europe session on Friday that, due to Russia's aggression, the allies need to strengthen NATO's eastern flank.

"NATO partners have been supporting and will continue supporting Ukraine, which is currently fighting for all of Europe. We must continue doing so," Liimets said, adding that Estonia from its part has sent more than 230 million euros' worth of military aid to Ukraine.

"Discussing Russia's cruel war in Ukraine, we also discussed strengthening NATO's eastern flank. We both welcomed the decision of Finland and Sweden to join the alliance," Liimets said, adding that the United Kingdom's contribution to ensuring security in the region is invaluable.

The Estonian foreign minister said that the United Kingdom has already doubled its presence and is also taking part in the Baltic air policing mission.

"Our cooperation is very good also in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence and in the...

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