There have been individual efforts, but these do not make up a complete image. Some time ago, for example, the Center Party debated over the medium-range air defense, and although they eventually received a sort of promise to procure it, the party did not score any political points from the effort.
Postimees has already written about how the Center Party has managed to reorganize its ranks against the background of the Ukrainian war. Loones and Stalnukhins have been pushed out of sight. «If the Center Party had not been able to silence its internal contradictions, Kallas’ situation could have been much more difficult, because then she would have been asked whether the prime minister knows what is going on in the government and with whom she is in coalition,» says Raimond Kaljulaid, a former Center Party member and a current Social Democrat. This has brought a paradoxical result. Jüri Ratas has disciplined the party, but has not benefited from it himself; instead, he has made it easier for Kallas to rule.
Personal efforts make no difference
At the personal level, of course, there are those who stand out more in wartime. EKRE’s Leo Kunnas is constantly speaking out on the subject of war. Riho Terras from Isamaa has become visible again. Mihhail Lotman and Urmas Reinsalu have visited Ukraine more often than any other Estonian politician during the war. Even Jüri Ratas arrived in Kiev in March, when the Russian troops were still besieging the city – a display of initiative and courage.