Journalists from the Estonian national broadcasting company ERR published an investigation according to which the husband of the country’s Prime Minister Kai Kallas makes money on the delivery of goods to Russia.
According to media reports, Arvo Hallik owns a stake in the transport company Stark Logistics, which cooperates with Russia, while Kaya Kallas provided financial assistance to her husband’s company.
On Thursday, Estonian President Alar Karis demanded clarification from the prime minister. “I’m a little sad to talk about this as we celebrate Ukraine’s Independence Day, but society expects the prime minister to clarify the situation,” he said.
Kallas commented as briefly as possible on the information published by ERR journalists, noting that she holds a public position and does not conduct business at Stark Logistics, and that all questions should be addressed to the company itself.
Since the beginning of full-scale Russian aggression, Estonia has become one of the countries most actively supporting Ukraine. The country’s authorities help Ukrainians both financially and with the supply of weapons. Estonian Prime Minister Kallas advocated the termination of the issuance of entry visas to the Russians to the European Union.