Contents tagged with Kersti Kaljulaid

  • Estonian president declines Russian birthday gift – a bottle of Crimean wine

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid did not accept a bottle of Crimean sparkling wine which was sent by the Russian Embassy for her birthday, reported the Estonian news outlet Eesti Ekspress.

    "The Russian Embassy expressed birthday wishes to the President on her 50th birthday and sent her flowers, chocolate and a bottle of Crimean sparkling wine. The wine was sent back [to the Russian Embassy] by the office of the president," Eesti Ekspress writes.

    The Estonian President celebrated her …

  • Estonia expecting Russian attack

    Estonia suspects that Russia is preparing for an armed conflict in the west, said Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik at a memorial conference in Tallinn for former Estonian president Lennart Meri.

    His conclusion is based on the fact that Russia has reinforced its Western Military District, establishing seven new regiments and stationing them less than 50 km from the state border.

    “This demonstrates that the Russian Armed Forces are preparing for an armed conflict to the west,” RBC news …

  • Estonian President meets with Putin

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who arrived in Moscow for the opening ceremony of the Estonian Embassy in Moscow after its renovations, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, April 18. They discussed bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine and Georgia. “At the same time, of course, I proceeded from the position of the European Union,” stressed Kersti Kaljulaid.

    Speaking about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Estonian president noted that she supports the sanctions. …

  • Estonia denies Russian sailing ship entry into territorial waters because of Crimean cadets on board

    Estonia has banned the Russian sailing ship Sedov from entering its territorial waters, because there are cadets from the Kerch State Marine Technological University, which is located in the annexed Crimea, on board the ship, reports EER.

    According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, the admission of the ship would be contrary to the policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. “Estonia does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and, in our opinion, issuing a …

  • Putin intends to dispel Estonian security fears

    In meeting with Estonian President  Kersti Kaljulaid, Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to dispel Estonian security concerns about its neighbor to the east. This was relayed in a telephone interview to the Postimees newspaper by the press secretary of the Russian Head of State, Dmitry Peskov. He also defined one of the main goals of the meeting.

    “Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to dispel Estonian security fears in meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid,” said Peskov in …

  • Estonian President: Russian-language schools are dangerous

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has said once again that Russian-language schools pose a threat to Estonian language and culture. RIA Novosti reports on the matter.

    The president alleged that Estonia has its own state language which should be taught to children in kindergartens and schools so that, upon graduation, everyone could speak Estonian. She also emphasized that a poor knowledge of the Estonian language has isolated members of the Russian community in large cities. Moreover, there …

  • Estonian President lists topics for upcoming discussion with Putin

    Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid stated during a television broadcast that she wants to discuss with her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia.

    According to her, politicians in the world talk a lot about the Russian Federation, but no one talks with Russia. “We have a few things in common, therefore such a meeting is very important,” Kaljulaid said, as quoted by Interfax.

    She also added that bilateral relations between Estonia and Russia are also of …

  • Estonian President: Russia is trying to turn governments against one another

    Russia is trying to turn everybody against each other in international politics, as Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid, stated in an interview with the LNT channel, Delfi reported.

    According to Kaljulaid, Russia wants to influence the democratic processes in countries using any visible rifts.

    The Estonian President believes that until Russia starts to change from the inside, we should not expect that the West will renew a close cooperation with them.

    She agreed with the views expressed by …