Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu intends to call for additional sanctions against Russia because of the illegal issuance of Russian passports to the residents of the occupied territories of Ukraine, reports the Estonian new outlet Eesti Paevaleht.
Reinsalu plans to propose additional sanctions at the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the EU countries on Monday, May 13.
"Russia is a nuclear country that has used its force against neighboring countries twice in the last decade. It is in Estonia's interests to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries so that such acts of aggression receive a proper response," the Minister said.
On May 8, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin sent an official letter to Ukraine's international partners with a request to strengthen sanctions against Russia in response to a simplified procedure for issuing Russian passports to residents of the Donbas.