Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas said at today's meeting held of Ukraine's PM and heads of the governments of the Baltic States, Censor.NET reports citing Liga.
According to the Estonian official, the future of Ukraine will ensure the future of the European security architecture in the next decade. Ratas stressed that Estonia's stance was very clear: sanctions against the Russian Federation must remain in place until Russia starts respecting the international law and fully implements its commitments under the Minsk agreements.
Estonia's PM added that his country did not recognize and would never recognize the annexation of Crimea and expressed concern about the violation of the rights of the Crimean Tatars in the occupied peninsula.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared Feb. 20, 2014 the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the relevant law Oct. 7, 2015. International organizations recognized illegal the occupation and annexation of Crimea and condemned Russia's actions. Western countries have imposed economic sanctions against the aggressor state.