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Estonia in OSCE urges Russia to meet international standards in Ukraine

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Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sven Mikser, draw attention to support of Ukrainian territorial integrity and the protection of human rights, as he addressed fellow foreign ministers at the meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna this week.

Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports, citing a press release of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the minister stated at the meeting: «More than three years have passed since the illegal annexation of Crimea, but unfortunately the main topic of the meeting of foreign ministers is Russian aggression against the people of Ukraine this year as well. We call on Russia to comply with international standards and fulfil its obligations to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.»

The Estonia’s top diplomat also insisted during the meeting that the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people of the OSCE region must be protected, stating: «The constant violation of the human rights of the Crimean Tatars is just one example to which the OSCE must not turn a blind eye».

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