Yesterday Ukraine was visited by the leaders of four European states: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland. The main theses of the joint press conference are covered by air force.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda:
“Another [важный] The issue is sanctions. […] A complete embargo on the purchase of natural gas and oil, imposing sanctions against all – I repeat, all – Russian banks are needed now. We can’t wait a year or two. The people of Ukraine suffer, men, women, children, old people die every day. We must stop funding this Putin war.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda:
“We saw the second face of this war – we saw a face that is difficult to understand and accept: bombed residential areas, destroyed houses. […] I saw them on TV, these ruins, and now I’ve seen them with my own eyes, and it’s still hard to believe.
And I say to President Volodymyr Zelensky and other presidents, and to all members of our delegation: this is not a war, this is terrorism. If someone sends planes, soldiers to bomb residential areas, kill civilians – this is not a war. This is cruelty, banditry, terrorism. And this is the second face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this is the face that we will never agree with, never.
The perpetrators of these crimes should not only be directly responsible for them. It is also necessary to call to account those who are indirectly responsible for them: those who gave orders, who authorized the bombing and killing of civilians – all these people should be punished by an international court.”
President of Latvia Egils Levits:
“I would like to support the previous thought: a special court or tribunal should be created to deal with cases within the framework of this aggression, because today there is no such international court where these crimes could be condemned. Ukraine is fighting for all of us, and to help Ukraine “Our duty. By all means, by all means: including weapons, so that Ukraine can defend itself against the enemy. Over the past two months, Latvia has already spent one third of the military spending envisaged in the country’s budget for this year to help Ukraine.”
Estonian President Alar Karis:
“I call for additional support for Ukraine with weapons. We have already provided Kiev with assistance in the amount of a third of all our defense spending. […]. We need to think about how to help the fearless Ukrainian fighters with anti-ship weapons.”