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The Prime Minister of Estonia commented on the scandal over her husband’s business in Russia.

The Prime Minister of Estonia commented on the scandal over her husband’s business in Russia.

In an interview with the Guardian, Estonian Prime Minister and head of the ruling Reform Party Kaja Kallas called the scandal surrounding her husband’s business in Russia a “witch hunt” by political opponents.

Earlier, the ERR portal reported that the transport company Stark Logistics, partly owned by Kallas’ husband, Arvo Hallik, still continues to transport goods to Russia. This information caused a great resonance in society. Opposition politicians demanded that Callas resign.

“This is a witch hunt by the opposition,” Callas told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.


According to the prime minister, the scandal is an excuse for her rivals to “waste time in parliament” and “obstruct the progressive agenda.”

Earlier, Kallas said that she regrets the situation with Hallik’s business in the Russian Federation, but does not intend to resign. She emphasized that Stark Logistics was not involved in transporting goods subject to EU sanctions to Russia. Cargo transportation services are currently provided to only one Estonian company, which is ceasing production activities in the Russian Federation and exporting equipment from Russia with the help of Stark Logistics; this process will be completed in September.