“Pushing Russia out” key to securing peace in Ukraine, Estonian PM says

1 November 2022, 08:13 PM
Kaja Kallas (Photo:REUTERS/Ints Kalnins)

Kaja Kallas (Photo:REUTERS/Ints Kalnins)

The only viable path towards a stable, long-term peace in Ukraine is predicated on enabling Kyiv to “push Russia out” of Ukrainian territory, Estonian PM Kaja Kallas said during a press conference in Tallinn, Estonia, on Nov. 1 

“Even if you have peace, but there’s occupation, it doesn’t mean that the human suffering for those people will stop,” said Kallas.

“Ukraine needs to win this war.”

The PM warned against a hasty ceasefire granting Moscow a reprieve, which it will use to “regroup and continue later, to ultimately get something that wasn’t theirs to begin with.”

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Kallas added that the price of war fatigue around the world would be unacceptably high.

“Russia is counting on us getting tired or scared,” she said.

She reiterated that Ukraine’s top priority now lies in upgrading tis air defenses, along with sustained economic and humanitarian assistance from its international partners, as Russia is engaging in “terror tactics” by attacking the country’s civilian infrastructure.

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