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President of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas said in his video address on the occasion of the Victory Day that Estonia’s persistence relied on our friends and allies, but started from our homes and our cooperation.

Ratas recalled that, once again, the time had come to fly our blue-black-and-white flag. “With each decorative national flag, we celebrate our freedom,” Ratas said. “In this way, we carry on the unity of our ancestors, under which they fought bravely for our independence. We also create certainty that we will be able to defend, uphold and take forward together the timeless value we have inherited, our own Estonia.”

Ratas emphasised that the free, steadfast and successful Estonia would last until we cared for each other day by day, we noticed, spoke to and helped each other, and did not fill our daily lives with indifference, shiftlessness and violence. He believes it is important to continue committed and purposeful work so that it would be better to live in Estonia, and not to take today or tomorrow for granted.

“During these holidays, this means time and again doing everything to make sure that no life in our country is in danger. We all should be able to consider the consequences of our actions. As well as to notice what others are doing,” the President of the Riigikogu underlined. Please, let us take care of ourselves, our close ones and others, so that the holidays would pass safely and the freedom of our Estonia lasted for ever! Happy Victory Day and happy midsummer!”

The video recording of the can be viewed on the Riigikogu YouTube channel.

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