Kaljurand: even little progress in Minsk will be positive ({{commentsTotal}})

Marina Kaljurand. Source: Postimees/Scanpix
News
News

Even if a breakthrough at today's Minsk talks between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, is unlikely, negotiations must continue, Marina Kaljurand, former Estonian ambassador to the United States and to Russia, said.

Kaljurand, currently a Foreign Ministry undersecretary, told ETV's "Välisilm“ program on Tuesday that it would be hard to predict an outcome. "It is clear that nothing surprising or surprisingly positive will come. It would be good if even a little positive happened“

But she expressed positivity regarding the fact that the sides were talking.

Based on Russian President Vladimir Putin's words, Putin wants to restore Russia's status in the international arena and turn the nation into a major power again, Kaljurand said. She added that Putin was unlikely to allow Ukraine to move towards Europe very easily.

Editor: J.M. Laats



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee