President Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas signed a Joint Declaration in support of the Ukrainian peace formula, creation of a tribunal against Russia, support for Ukraine’s membership in the EU and NATO, as well as coordination of actions for security guarantees before membership in the alliance on April 24, 2023.
Source: The Joint Declaration of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas
The heads of the Ukrainian state and the Estonian government discussed a wide range of issues of cooperation in the field of strengthening security, ways to further increase pressure on Russia, coordination of cooperation in the reconstruction of Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s approach to joining the EU and NATO.
The declaration confirms Estonia’s support for Ukraine’s membership in the EU and notes progress in implementing the recommendations of the European Commission.
“In the context of the NATO Vilnius Summit, we agree to work together to establish a path that will help bring Ukraine closer to NATO membership and pave the way for Ukraine to join NATO as soon as conditions allow. We commit to coordinating closely on this matter and to ensuring Ukraine’s security while on a path towards NATO membership,” noted the Joint Declaration of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas.
Estonia completed the first ten countries of the Alliance (Czech Republic, Belgium, Montenegro, Lithuania, Poland, Italy, Latvia, Iceland and Slovenia), which have already formalized support for Ukrainian membership in NATO in similar declarations.
The Joint Declaration states that Estonia will continue to provide help to Ukraine.
“Estonia will continue to strongly support Ukraine – militarily, economically and politically – for as long as it takes, until Ukraine’s victory. Estonia will continue to promote effective military aid to Ukraine, including through the European Peace Facility,” states the Joint Declaration of the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Estonia.
In addition, Estonia and its partners will continue to work to create a legal framework for the use of frozen Russian assets to support Ukraine’s recovery and for reparation purposes.
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