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Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia on the situation in Syria


The crisis in Syria has gone on for too long and efforts to solve the situation have not been successful. Humanitarian disaster caused by the civil war has grown to enormous proportions.

The United States’ reaction to the use of weapons of mass destruction against Syrian civilians was necessary. We deem the resoluteness of our ally, the United States, important. The United States and the European Union should play a much more active role in the peace process.

Russia has blocked all opportunities to use mechanisms of the United Nations to solve this crisis and ease the suffering of the civilian population. Chemical attack in Idlib showed that Russia’s initiative to eliminate all chemical weapons from Syria has failed. It is clear that a stronger involvement of the international community is needed. Political transition must be reached to end this civil war.

Estonia has supported the alleviation of the humanitarian disaster in Syria with 6.8 million euros and will continue with additional 1.3 million in the next two years.

Sandra Kamilova
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Communication Department
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