Estonia and Poland agree on the issue of extending sanctions against Russia, Estonian Defense Minister Hannes Hanso said on Wednesday at the Economic Forum in Poland's Krynica Zdroj.
According to Hanso, Estonia and Poland fully understand each other in security matters. This applies both to the presence of allies in their region and the issues and threats associated with the situation in Russia and Ukraine, he noted.
The minister said there are issues that shouldn't be discounted, noting that Estonia and Poland clearly support the extension of sanctions against Russia until the territorial integrity of Ukraine is restored.
He also stressed during a panel on security cooperation in Europe that NATO is united in its readiness to defend the borders and the territory of the alliance through joint efforts.
The minister praised the role of Poland in ensuring the security of the region.
Being a grand military power located between the Baltic region and Central Europe, Poland plays a special role in strengthening the security of the allies, Hanso remarked.
Moreover, Poland has played a major political role among the Visegrad countries and in Europe as a whole, he concluded.