Poland and Estonia are ready to provide Ukraine with the necessary assistance in future negotiations on its EU membership, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said on Friday in Warsaw after meeting his Estonian counterpart, Urmas Reinsalu.
As he stressed, Estonia is a very important political partner for Poland. “It is our ally in the region, we are united by a community of interests, a community of goals, we cooperate closely both in the EU and in NATO, in regional and global organisations,” the minister pointed out.
He stressed that the bilateral dialogue is intense and that the most important issues “always remain security and defence, energy and infrastructure cooperation and both eastern and regional policies.”
Touching upon the ongoing war in the east, the FM explained that “we are working together with Estonia to ensure that Ukraine is not left alone in the fight against the aggressor,” adding that both the countries “are determined and ready to continue our efforts in this regard.”
💬 The position we stand on is that the prosecution of Russia's crimes in Ukraine is of the utmost importance. Those responsible for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on 🇺🇦 territory must be held accountable.— Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇵🇱 (@PolandMFA) August 5, 2022
| FM @RauZbigniew after meeting with FM @UrmasReinsalu pic.twitter.com/Dky3grQ1mW
He also agreed that sanctions against the Kremlin should be strengthened. “We need to raise the level of ambition in terms of our EU approach when it comes to military and other aid to Ukraine,” he assessed, adding that it is necessary to isolate Russia in international forums.
Met with my good colleauge @RauZbigniew today in 🇵🇱 #Warsaw to discuss Russia’s brutal war in #Ukraine.— Urmas Reinsalu (@UrmasReinsalu) August 5, 2022
Agreed that making concessions to the agressor undermines the integrity of international law & democratic principles. #StopRussia #StandWithUkraine pic.twitter.com/IWhbS7oZrw