Baltic: Leaders react to Russian bombing of children’s hospital in Kyiv

Baltic leaders reacted strongly to Russia’s massive missile attacks across Ukraine, including against a children’s hospital in Kyiv, on 8 July 2024. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda stated that there was “no line Russian terrorists would not cross.” Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna said that Russia was a terrorist state with whom negotiations were impossible. Estonian President Alar Karis urged the NATO summit in Washington to agree on strong military aid, especially air defence, for Ukraine. Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics insisted that “all restrictions imposed on Ukraine to use weapons against legitimate military targets must be lifted.” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis concurred, saying that NATO allies should allow Ukraine to hit military targets as deep within Russia as necessary.