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11 May 2022

International cover: Kaja Kallas, Estonia’s Iron Lady

The prime minister has become the EU’s strongest advocate for an uncompromising response to Russia.

By New Statesman

The week’s international cover features an exclusive interview with Kaja Kallas, the prime minister of Estonia. After coming to power in 2021, Kallas has swiftly become a prominent force on the world stage, not least because of her government’s response to Vladimir Putin’s war (per capita, Estonia has given more support to Ukraine than any other).

New Statesman Writer at Large Jeremy Cliffe met the Baltic leader in Tallinn to discuss Ukraine, European unity and why she rejects the idea that an end to the conflict should be sought at any price. “Peace is not an ultimate goal if it means that [Russian] aggression pays off,” she says.

Read the entire interview here.

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