President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid.
The parties focused on countering the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and ensuring a proper vaccination procedure, which is currently underway in both Ukraine and Estonia. The interlocutors stressed the importance of ensuring proper access of countries to certified vaccines.
The President of Ukraine expressed gratitude for Tallinn’s strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country, especially in the context of Estonia’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.
The President of Ukraine briefed Kersti Kaljulaid on the security situation on the delimitation line in Donbas and stressed that in recent weeks there has been a dangerous tendency to increase the number of ceasefire violations and the number of killed.
“The number of violations of the regime of silence has increased, but we are working to ensure the ceasefire in the same way as last year, when there were ten times less shelling, wounds and deaths in Donbas,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
During the conversation, special attention was paid to the priority steps of our state in the context of further deepening of relations with the European Union. Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed the invariability of Ukraine’s strategic goal of full membership in the EU and expressed hope for Estonia’s active support in achieving this ambitious task.
The President stressed that Ukraine is forming a broad coalition of EU member states that support our country’s European prospect.
“I hope that Estonia, as our close and reliable partner, will be able to join this important initiative,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President of Ukraine emphasized that our country hopes to obtain the NATO Membership Action Plan, and noted that this year’s NATO summit is very important in advancing this issue.
Kersti Kaljulaid stressed that Estonia supports Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
The President of Ukraine also raised the issue of energy security, which is a component of the policy as a whole.
“The Nord Stream 2 project is a threat to our region, a challenge to the European continent, a test of the international community’s ability to consolidate to counter Russia’s intentions to monopolize the energy market in Europe. We must make every effort to prevent the completion of this project,” the President of Ukraine stressed.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy reminded that in August 2021, as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, a large-scale event will take place in Kyiv – the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform, to which world leaders, including the President of Estonia, are invited.
“We are waiting for you at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence and at the first summit of the Crimean platform,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.