Paet demands Kohver solution from EU foreign policy chief ({{commentsTotal}})

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Source: (Martin Dremljuga/ERR)

Urmas Paet, a new Estonian representative to the European Parliament, has submitted a request to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in relation to abducted Estonian internal security service agent Eston Kohver.

Paet, Estonia's former foreign minister, pointed out in its request for answers that Kohver has been incarcerated in Moscow prison for three months, and asked what the European Union can and will do, in order to demand the agent's release by Russia.

According to Paet, it is very important that the EU would raise the Kohver question in its correspondence with Russia.

“Eston Kohver's illegal abduction needs an international attention and pressure on Russia until he is free. It is a clear violation of international law,” he said.

Kohver, Estonian authorities say, was in the line of duty and collecting information on cross-border corruption within the framework of an information collection plan in the vicinity of the Estonian-Russian border, when he was abducted on September 5th. Estonia has always insisted that Kohver's abduction violates international law. Russia is holding him on spying charges.

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