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Estonian, Ukrainian MFA heads discuss Donbas war, prospects of Ukraine's NATO membership

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs assured Ukraine that it can count on EU and NATO membership, provided that certain criteria are matched
11:01, 5 November 2019

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ukraine Vadim Prystaiko and Foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu discussed Russian aggression in Donbas, Eastern Partnership and prospects of Ukraine's NATO membership during negotiations, which took place on November 4, 2019, in Kyiv. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Estonia deeply supports Ukraine in fulfilling its major foreign policy priorities: European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Ukraine can count on EU and NATO membership, provided that certain criteria are matched," Reinsalu said.

Prystaiko gratefully thanked Estonia for its continuing support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as practical assistance for reforms and humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.

Related: Russia’s aircraft violates Estonia's airspace

Ministers shared their opinions on the EU's foreign policy initiative Eastern Partnership, as well as coordination of Kyiv's and Tallinn's actions within international organizations, taking into account Estonia's temporary membership in the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.

As it was reported earlier, Urmas Reinsalu stated the position of his country on elections in the annexed Crimea. He published the statement on Twitter.

"Estonia does not recognize today’s elections held in Crimea and Sevastopol, illegally annexed by Russia. I reaffirm our strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity," Reinsalu wrote.

Related: Ukraine's PM Honcharuk askes Estonia to amplify its counteraction to Nord Stream-2

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