Estonia president talks to Al Jazeera about Ukraine war

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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Estonia president talks to Al Jazeera about Ukraine war” – below is their description.

From the start, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has alarmed countries across eastern Europe, with fears they could be dragged into the conflict as well.

Estonia shares a 294 kilometres border with Russia.

It’s been a full-member of NATO and the European Union since 2004.

It’s already sent more than $230m worth of military aid to Kyiv – that’s 0.8 percent of its GDP – the highest of any country.

But the invasion has shaken the population there.

It’s sent aid worth one-third of its own military budget to Ukraine,

Alar Karis, the President of Estonia, talks to Al Jazeera from the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland.”

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