Estonia first to launch reconstruction projects in Ukraine - PM Shmyhal

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal of Ukraine met in Kyiv with the President of Estonia, Alar Karis.

The head of the Ukrainian government announced this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

"I am glad to welcome President of Estonia Alar Karis to Ukraine. During our meeting, bilateral cooperation between the two countries was discussed. Estonia was the first to start practical reconstruction projects in Ukraine. In particular, a kindergarten was opened in Ovruch, Zhytomyr region. I thank our partners for these first steps," Shmyhal noted.

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He also noted Estonia's leadership in developing a national mechanism for the confiscation of Russian assets to allocate them for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

According to the government chief, during the meeting, the parties coordinated the support for Ukraine on the way to the EU and NATO, creation of the Special Tribunal for Russian crimes, and strengthening of Russia sanctions. Shmyhal emphasized that the sanctions should be powerful enough to stop the Russian war machine.

"I thanked our Estonian friends for unprecedented military assistance: transfer of various types of weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, treatment and training of the Ukrainian military, and an initiative at the EU level regarding joint procurement of ammunition for Ukraine. All these decisive steps in countering Russian aggression bring our victory closer!" stressed Prime Minister.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, President Alar Karis of Estonia is visiting Kyiv, where he also met with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Photo: Denys Shmyhal, Facebook