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The Estonia-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Riigikogu, the Parliament of Estonia, welcomes and expresses our strongest support to Ukraine’s initiative to establish the Crimea Platform (and its parliamentary dimension), with an ultimate strategic goal of ensuring the de-occupation of Crimea.

We truly hope that the initiative will be an opportunity for like-minded countries and international organisations, as well as the democratic community to express their support to the platform, especially in view of the inaugural Crimea Platform Summit to be held on 23 August 2021 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

We believe that the situation in Crimea needs to be kept in focus by the international community, and the issue of ensuring balanced regional security and territorial integrity of Ukraine in its internationally recognised borders must be considered of the highest importance.

The Estonia-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Riigikogu continues to condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea, the violations of human rights, especially the oppression of national minorities and racial discrimination of the Crimean Tatar People, and the disregard for the international law demonstrated by the Russian Federation.

We reiterate once again our unwavering support to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and its commitment to peaceful conflict resolution.

For better coordination of involvement, the Estonia-Ukraine Parliamentary Group decided to be the point of contact for the parliamentary dimension of the Crimea Platform.

We also extend our heartfelt congratulations to the people of Ukraine on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine.

The statement has been signed by Mati Raidma, Tarmo Kruusimäe, Ants Laaneots, Merry Aart, Madis Milling, Tarmo Tamm, Raivo Tamm, Aivar Sõerd, Sven Sester, Andrus Seeme, Valdo Randpere, Paul Puustusmaa, Marko Mihkelson, Annely Akkermann, Mihhail Lotman, Leo Kunnas, Uno Kaskpeit, Ruuben Kaalep, Jüri Jaanson, Riho Breivel, Yoko Alender and Vilja Toomast.

For more information, please contact:
Mati Raidma
Chair of Estonia-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group
Phone: +372 5074 112
[email protected]