Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has urged fellow world leaders to stop calling Vladimir Putin, as the international attention, in her opinion, prevents the Russian president from properly feeling his ‘isolation.’
In an interview with EURACTIV on Monday, Kallas suggested that, at present, amid Moscow’s ongoing military offensive in Ukraine, Putin “feels that he’s the center of attention because everybody wants to talk to him.”
“I feel that if everybody is constantly calling him, he doesn’t get the message that he’s isolated. So if we want to get the message through that actually ‘you are isolated,’ don’t call him – there’s no point,” the prime minister said.
She added that, in her opinion, these phone conversations never bear any fruit.
“I don’t see any results, because after all these talks, Bucha happened, Irpin happened – we don’t see any signs of de-escalation,” she added, referring to the alleged war crimes which the West accuses Russia of and which Moscow vehemently denies.
Asked if diplomatic channels between the West and Russia should remain open, Kallas reiterated that she does not see “any point in talking” to Putin.