Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu on Tuesday urged Ukraine's allies to "not be frightened" by the warnings from the Russian ambassador to the US of crossing “red lines” by providing arms to Kyiv.
"All the policies of, in a way, of appeasement — what we have, well maybe in some cases, have used to avoid escalation — have led us where? To this genocidal type of war and now I think we should not to be frightened. What more can happen? The genocide is taking place. And in the sake of humanity, in the sake of our own security of Europe we have to act, ” Reinsalu told CNN's Isa Soares.
He said he believes the allies must ramp up support for Ukraine.
What is needed is a “new deliverable by Western countries to air defense, to defend particularly the civilian areas, civic infrastructure, particularly also before the winter falls,” the minister added.
As for Putin’s veiled threats of a nuclear strike, Reinsalu said it was "part of this chicken game, and we should not fall to that entrapment."
He added: “The only person who can immediately end the war is Putin."