Estonia's Mihkelson to Zelenskyy: Defeatist war fatigue narrative must be dispelled

  • 2023-11-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Chairman of the Estonian parliament's foreign affairs committee Marko Mihkelson, who was in Kyiv to attend the memorial events to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, said at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that Estonia is working to dispel the defeatist war fatigue narrative.

"At a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, I said that Estonia is doing everything it can to dispel the defeatist fatigue narrative and to convince the allies to help Ukraine win," Mihkelson wrote on social media. "Without the strategic defeat of Russia, Europe would face a many times more costly and destructive global conflict. The president said that European support is very important for Ukraine at the moment, both in starting the accession talks and in implementing the aid funds held back by Hungary. Of course, he did not fail to mention that Ukraine needs armaments that will help to achieve the goal of victory."

Mihkelson also recalled on social media that Estonia was the first country in the world to recognize the Holodomor as genocide in 1993. Up to seven million people died in the mass murder of Ukrainians organized by Stalin in 1932-1933.

Mihkelson participated in a joint prayer service on the occasion of the Holodomor Memorial Day and the ceremony of lighting of candles at the Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor. Together with the heads of international delegations, Mihkelson also met with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and visited the Verkhovna Rada, where he attended a sitting of the parliament and met Verkhovna Rada speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk and chairman of the committee on matters of foreign policy and inter-parliamentary cooperation Oleksandr Merezhko.