Estonia: There is a Threat to the Unity of Europe Because of Anti-Russian Sanctions
According to Kallas, the countries of the European Union (EU) disagree on how to respond to Russia's special military operation on the territory of Ukraine. Sanctions are beginning to become painful not only for Moscow, but also for the European Union.
"It is different for different countries. Unity is very difficult to maintain. This is becoming more and more difficult due to high inflation and energy prices", the Prime Minister noted. Gas prices may rise, but freedom is priceless, Kallas said. "People living in the free world don’t really understand this", she added.
Kallas also said: "We are at a point when sanctions start to hurt our side. At first the sanctions were only difficult for Russia but now we are coming to a point when the sanctions are painful for our own countries, and now the question is how much pain are we willing to endure".
On June 3, the European Union introduced the sixth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. It includes the gradual withdrawal of Russian oil and oil products, as well as the disconnection of Sberbank, Rosselkhozbank and Moscow Credit Bank from the international system of banking communications.