Tallinn, 10 June 2022 (TDI): Director General Ministry of Foreign affairs Trade Policy and Economic IOs of Estonia, Jüri Seilenthal said that Russian aggression in Ukraine has changed the world. Hence, usual business with Russia is not an option.

The Ministry commends its allies for prioritizing security over maximum profit. Estonia is one of the few NATO members that share a border with Russia. These remarks were given on the behalf of the country at the Meeting of the OECD Council at the Ministerial Level.

In Estonia, about 41,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived. Russia’s goal was to undermine the Western world’s economy. Russia lacked the strength to overrun Eastern Europe or the Baltic states.

Russia is fighting a conventional war in Ukraine to wage a hybrid war against the West. The economy is stressed, prices are rising, people’s psyches have been damaged, and people are concerned about refugees.

Estonia Refugees’ crisis

Law states that every Ukrainian war refugee in Estonia must receive a €900 rent benefit. However, no Ukrainian war refugee has received it yet, according to Eesti Päevaleht, a major daily Estonian newspaper.

Sources said, this has caused a major issue: the refugees are unable to relocate from hotels and the Tallink cruise ship to their own homes.

The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has called on allies to pick the municipalities or regions they could help rebuild.

Additionally, Estonia has accepted Zhytomyr Oblast’s request to concentrate on the post-war rebuilding in that region. The city of Zhytomyr is located 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

In 2021, the city’s population was 263,000, and the population of the entire oblast – bordering Belarus – is about 1.2 million.

Furthermore, sources say a delegation from Zhytomyr will visit Tallinn and the officials will go through the plan more precisely.

Estonia envisions the rebuilding of the Ukraine war-hit area of Zhytomyr Oblast, an administrative region located in the northwest of Ukraine.

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