Estonia wants Germany to provide Ukraine military support against Russia
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas urged Germany on Monday to authorise military assistance to Ukraine amid rising tensions on the border with Russia.
On January 21, Estonian Defence Minister, Kalle Laanet, said that his country was ready to provide Ukraine with U.S.-made Javelin anti-tank missiles and 122-millimetre howitzers produced in East Germany.
It was bought by Finland and then by Estonia in 2009. However, Germany as the country of origin of the weapon has yet to authorise its transfer to Ukraine.
“We urge our German partners to heed to the Ukrainians. Ukraine has asked for help. This country needs support for self-defence against the aggressor,” Mr Kallas told German tabloid Bild.
“We must be ready for appropriate steps if Russia gives up Diplomacy. The sanctions against Moscow must be extensive, strict and exact,” he added.
Germany has refused to supply Ukraine with weapons, insisting that political resolution must be prioritised.
The precarious situation around Ukraine has worsened over the past several months after Russia was accused of building up troops near the Ukrainian border and allegedly preparing for an invasion.
Russia has consistently denied any plans to invade Ukraine, saying it has the right to move troops inside its territory, responding to what it considers threats to its national security, such as a growing NATO presence in Eastern Europe.
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