The President of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas met the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky today. Both parties expressed their happiness over the close communication and constructive cooperation of the two countries. Estonia and Ukraine share common values and a similar history.
“Estonia is a steadfast friend to Ukraine, and we remain firm in our support for national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Põlluaas emphasised. The President of the Riigikogu was adamant that Estonia would never recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea, and would support all initiatives to end the war in Donbass and return the occupied areas to Ukraine. “We will not let our partners in the European Union or NATO forget these topics either. Estonia recognises the efforts of Ukraine to join both organisations,” Põlluaas said.
The President of Ukraine Zelensky thanked Estonia for the friendship and support, and highlighted that Estonia is the largest supporter of Ukraine per capita. The President said that Estonia’s support to Ukraine has been very clear and tangible since the beginning, from medical assistance to hospitals to declarations of support in international organisations. Zelensky added that Ukraine can learn a lot from Estonia’s experiences with reforms and the e-governance success story.
The President of Ukraine and his accompanying delegation were also met by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Enn Eesmaa, and the Deputy Chairman of the Estonia-Ukraine parliamentary group Andres Sutt.
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