Riigikogu foreign affairs committee confirms Estonia's continued support for Ukraine

  • 2022-02-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The foreign affairs committee of the Riigikogu met via video link on Wednesday with members of the foreign affairs committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, whom they assured of Estonia's continued support for the independence, democracy and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression.

The chairman of the committee, Marko Mihkelson, reaffirmed Estonia's support for Ukraine and said that Estonia is actively supporting Ukraine both diplomatically and by providing material  defense assistance, spokespeople for the Riigikogu said.

More specifically, Estonia's planned weapons aid to Ukraine was discussed.

The video meeting discussed geopolitical and security challenges and the validity of international law. Participants stressed that the best long-term guarantee for Ukraine's freedom and independence is accession to both NATO and the European Union.

To achieve this, Ukraine needs to be shown the particular roadmap that will lead to this goal. Oleksandr Merezhko, the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Ukrainian parliament, thanked Estonia for its support.

The parties stressed the importance of cooperation between like-minded countries and explanatory work among other allied nations. The participants also stressed the importance of direct regular contacts between members of parliament.