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Today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Lauri Hussar opened the honorary consulate of Estonia in Zhytomyr. It is the first honorary consulate of Estonia in Ukraine.

Hussar pointed out that opening a honorary consulate showed that Estonia wished to strengthen and deepen the relations between the two countries. “At the meetings with the President of Ukraine, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and the Prime Minister of Ukraine in Kyiv yesterday, I reaffirmed Estonia’s unwavering support for Ukraine in the fight against Russia that is continuing war of aggression. We will continue to support Ukraine in every way until Ukraine’s victory,” he said.

Hussar recalled that Estonia was one of the first countries that started the reconstruction of Ukraine after Russia’s full-scale invasion. In Zhytomyr Oblast, Estonia has built a kindergarten in the city of Ovruch, financed the reconstruction of the destroyed bridge in Malyn and will start building family houses for Ukrainian children orphaned in the war with Olena Zelenska Foundation. “With our activities, we want to also show the allies that the reconstruction of Ukraine is not only necessary, but possible as well,” Hussar said.

According to him, the aim of the reconstruction programme is to help build up prosperous Ukraine and Zhytomyr region, where Estonian and Ukrainian companies, universities and people can freely cooperate. “The Honorary Consul will be a key person in establishing contacts and developing relations between Estonia and Zhytomyr and, if necessary, in assisting Estonian citizens with consular matters,” said the President of the Riigikogu, wishing the Honorary Consul of Estonia Mykola Sychenko success and strength.

Before the opening of the Honorary Consulate, Hussar had a meeting with Governor of Zhytomyr Oblast Vitaliy Bunechko.

Photos (Erik Peinar / Chancellery of the Riigikogu)

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