Ukrainian and Estonian presidents call on Russia to withdraw from Crimea and Donbas

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid signed a joint statement on cooperation, in which Estonia reaffirms its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine with Crimea and the Donbas, reports the press service of the Ukrainian President.

"The presidents reiterated their firm commitment to international law and the basic principles of international relations. They called on the Russian Federation to cancel the illegal occupation of Crimea and stop its ongoing aggression in the Donbas," reads the statement.

Ukraine and Estonia agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation in the international arena, especially during Estonia's non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.

Kaljulaid confirmed Estonia's intention to continue supporting reforms in Ukraine and stressed the importance of the rule of law as the cornerstone of Ukraine's development and success. Zelensky, in turn, affirmed the importance of Estonian assistance, including the medical rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

The presidents agreed to intensify cooperation in the field of e-governance and digitalization of the public sector and stressed the importance of cooperation in the field of energy security.

The statement of the Ukrainian President's press service also confirms Ukraine's aspirations for European Union.

On November 26, Ukrainian President held an official visit to Estonia, and on November 27, Zelensky will visit Lithuania.

  Crimea, Donbas, Estonia, Ukraine, Russia