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The President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid signed a decree on awarding the order “Cross of Terra Mariana IV class” of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Borislav Birch. This was reported on the website of the office of the President.
“The Chairman of the Ukrainian-Estonian parliamentary group in the Verkhovna Rada, which actively and effectively help to solve the problems associated with Estonia and our entrepreneurs”, — said in the text of the reward.
This explains that Birch is a “supporter of Estonia in Ukraine”.
The award is dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the Declaration of independence of the Republic of Estonia. In addition to Birch, awards received NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Minister for foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini, the commander of the European command of US Armed forces and NATO forces in Europe Curtis Scaparotti and other politicians, public figures, athletes, figures of culture and science. A full list is published on the website of the presidential office.
Birch is known for its nationalist and Russophobic views. On January 25 he was in the center of a scandal after the host of the talk show “60 minutes” on TV channel “Russia 1” Olga Skobeeva spoke about how he pushed her at the event, PACE and insulted.
After that, the Federation Council member Igor Morozov said that is causing the Birch to a duel, and even agree to come to Kiev. Birch answered his call and threatened to “twospirit” the reins or grobla.
Video, photo All from Russia.