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Tartu ends cooperation with Russian sister cities

Tartu City Government Press Release

KAARSILD Photo: Mana Kaasik

3 March / The Tartu City Government has today submitted to the Tartu City Council a draft decision proposing the ending of cooperative relations with the City of Pskov and the Vasileostrovsky District of the City of St. Petersburg.

According to Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas, under the present circumstances the only option is to end such cooperation. ‘We consider the military aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and the war crimes committed there to be unacceptable, and therefore it is not possible to continue our current cooperative relations,’ the mayor added.

The agreement on cooperation and development of friendly relations was signed with the City of Pskov in 2000, and in 2004 the City of Pskov was declared an official twin town of Tartu. The Declaration of Cooperation between the City of Tartu and the Vasileostrovsky District of the City of St. Petersburg was signed in 2006.

Last changed 03.03.2022