You can't negotiate with Putin, he understands only force, – opinion

You can't negotiate with Putin, he understands only force, – opinion

You can't negotiate with Putin, he only understands force, - opinion

Significant threat from side of the Russian army continues to exist.

This opinion was expressed by Estonian Prime Minister Kaya Kallas in an interview for AP. 

"I heard conversations: they say, there is no more threat (with sides of Russia – ed.), because they have exhausted themselves. No, it's not like that, – Kaya Kallas said.

The prime minister also added that the Russian army has many more servicemen who can go to war in Ukraine, since the Kremlin “does not count lost lives.”

“They do not count the amount of artillery lost there. So I don't think we should underestimate the fact that in the long run they will be able to support the offensive,” – Kallas said.

In her opinion, it is important for Western countries not to repeat the same mistake again as in the case of the occupation of Crimea, Donbass or Georgia, when they tried to negotiate with Putin.

“It is important for us not to repeat this mistake again. We have done it three times already, when we considered peace negotiations and agreements to be the main goal. The only thing that Putin hears at the same time is: “I can continue, because there will be no punishment.” And each time, each next time, it will lead to more human suffering,” Kallas added.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich