Wednesday, the Presidents of Estonia (Egils Levits), Lithuania (Polish), Lithuania (Gitanas Nauseda), and Poland (Andrzej Duda) paid a visit to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on his home turf.
This meeting takes place as the war pace slows down and Russians attempt to re-fit and replenish the formations that were active around Kyiv, Kharkiv, and six weeks prior to being evacuated.
Finally confirmed that #Poland has dispatched reportedly 100 #T72 #tanks (some with upgraded passive IR sights) to #Ukraine. Equivalent to a full tank brigade/three battalions. Wonder if US has arranged faster M1 backfill… Also BWP-1 IFVs, probably same as Ukrainian BMP-1s. https://t.co/ggPFBGR8uQ
— Sebastien Roblin (@sebastienroblin) April 13, 2022
Lithuania said it would start training Ukrainian troops in Lithuania.
Russia proposed another “denazification mission” to Estonia. Estonia insists that Estonian citizens can speak Estonian and are familiar with basic facts about Estonian history. It also changed the Russocentric May 9, celebrations of the end of World War II to a day of memorialization of the war in Ukraine. (Latvia is Russia’s Newest Target under Russia’s Denazification Program span>
All Baltic States have stopped buying Russian gas. Poland will also follow their lead.
Our main message was to stand with Ukraine in opposition to Russian war crimes.
Together with presidents of Estonia 🇪🇪 @AlarKaris, Latvia 🇱🇻 @valstsgriba, Lithuania 🇱🇹 @GitanasNauseda & Poland 🇵🇱 @AndrzejDuda visited #Borodianka. Witnessed the large-scale destruction in the villages & towns of Kyiv region. War crimes of russia must be punished. 🇺🇦 will win! pic.twitter.com/iZPF379qsM
— Denys Shmyhal (@Denys_Shmyhal) April 13, 2022
🇺🇦 The Presidents of Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have travelled to Kyiv and will meet with President Zelenskyy.
A spokesperson for Estonia’s president said the meeting would focus on ways to assist civilians, the Ukrainian military and investigations into war crimes. https://t.co/pJH57UY6jX
— TLDR News EU (@TLDRNewsEU) April 13, 2022
To send a message, these heads of state put emphasis on mass burials and other crime scenes in order to recall the Red Army’s “fraternal” occupation during World War 2. They will not allow Russia’s crimes against Ukraine to go unreported.
Also, we are witnessing a new informal bloc of northeastern Europe headed by Poland.