President of Ukraine

President met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

12 September 2017 - 19:30

President met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Mikser.

The Head of State expressed gratitude to the Estonian side for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, condemning and non-recognizing the occupation and annexation of Crimea, as well as a consistent position as regards the necessity of preserving the EU sanctions against Russia.

The President blamed the sentence of the occupational Russian court for Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz who was illegally sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment. The Head of State called it a manifestation of “Stalinist times in the style of the 37th year”.

The parties coordinated approaches to the implementation of the initiative on the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas aimed to ensure proper implementation of the Minsk agreements. In this context, the Foreign Minister of Estonia clearly stated common position on the need to deploy peacekeepers throughout the territory of certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border.

The President thanked for the important humanitarian and technical assistance to Ukraine and the treatment of wounded Ukrainian servicemen.

He also noted Ukraine’s interest in using the experience of Estonia in the e-government development.

The parties shared views on the content of the next Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels in November 2017.