The country’s public became emotional after state broadcaster ERR reported that the transport company Stark Logistics, partly owned by Arvo Hallik, Kallas’s husband, transports goods to and from Russia without hindrance.
Callas called a press conference in which he stated that he allegedly had no idea about his business. She also revealed that all she knew was her husband’s minority stake in a logistics company. “That was all the information she had as of earlier this week,” she said.
According to Kallas, her husband explained to her that his activities in Russia had already ended and that the company’s services in Russia would cease in the near future. She also added, referring to Hallick, that “in the company they have an internal procedure according to which in Russia you cannot even refuel so as not to leave money there.”
Earlier, Estonian President Alar Karis claimed that Kallas is obliged to explain to the public the essence of the scandal surrounding her husband’s business activity. Other Estonian politicians also expressed their criticism. Thus, the leader of the opposition parliamentary party Isamaa, Urmas Reinsalu, stated that if the accusations presented in the media are proven, this would greatly disgrace Estonia.