Estonian president calls events in Donbas as war but not a frozen conflict

Estonian president calls events in Donbas as war but not a frozen conflict

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid has urged to call the events taking place in eastern Ukraine for four years as war but not a frozen conflict.

She stated this at a conference in memory of Estonia’s former president Lennart Meri, the press service of the Estonian president reported.

"In Ukraine, during the last week alone, four people, including a 15 year old girl, have been killed in shellings, and another 15 people have been wounded. That's not a frozen conflict – that's war," Kaljulaid said.

Speaking about her visit to Ukraine, she noted that there was hope for a turning point in the implementation of reforms and the fight against corruption in the country. "I could see that the civil society of Ukraine is hopeful, and even if we fail to see much change, they themselves feel the reforms are gathering speed. In healthcare, in the pension system, in empowering the local governments. So, there is hope among Ukrainians, thus there are good grounds to keep also our faith and hope alive too," she said.

As Ukrinform reported, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid visited Ukraine from May 22 to 24.


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