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The Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee Raivo Tamm and Member of the Riigikogu Mihhail Lotman visited Kyiv and liberated areas on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the United for Ukraine global network of parliament members.

Chairman Raivo Tamm saw the visit as a way to assure the leaders of Ukraine that they are supported and that there is readiness to contribute towards the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war. “The focal topic of the visit was Ukraine’s accession to the European Union and the necessary steps to continue with this process. For me, this offered the opportunity to share with my Ukrainian colleagues Estonia’s experiences of the EU accession process,” Tamm said.

The delegation met with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk, as well as with Chairmen and members of committees of the Ukrainian parliament. Other meetings were held with the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanishyna, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, and the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva.

The visit also took the MPs to liberated areas such as Bucha, Irpin, and Borodyanka.

The delegation included almost 30 members of national parliaments and the European Parliament from Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, and United Kingdom.

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