Shmyhal: Estonia was the first to start practical reconstruction projects in Ukraine

Shmyhal: Estonia was the first to start practical reconstruction projects in Ukraine

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

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

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

Read also: Zelensky meets with President of Estonia in Kyiv

According to him, at the meeting, the parties coordinated the support of Ukraine on its path to the EU and NATO, the creation of a Special Tribunal and the strengthening of sanctions against Russia. Shmyhal emphasized that the sanctions should be powerful enough to stop Russia’s war machine.

“I thanked 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, 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!" the Prime Minister emphasized.

As reported by Ukrinform, President of Estonia Alar Karis is visiting Kyiv. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has already met with him.

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