Poroshenko, Estonian FM coordinate approaches to peacekeeping initiative in Donbas
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Foreign Minister of Estonia Sven Mikser have coordinated their approaches to undertaking an initiative for sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas.
At a meeting in Kyiv, the two coordinated approaches regarding ways of implementing the initiative to send a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, eastern Ukraine, to ensure proper implementation of the Minsk peace agreements, the presidential press service said.
"In this context, the Estonian foreign minister clearly stated the common position on the need to deploy the peacekeepers throughout the territory of separate regions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including an uncontrolled section of the Russian-Ukrainian border," it said.
The sides also exchanged views on the content of the next Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels in November 2017.
Ukraine's interest in further use of Estonia's experience in the development of e-government was noted.
"The president expressed gratitude to the Estonian side for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, condemning and not recognizing the occupation and annexation of Crimea, and also a consistent position on the need to preserve European Union sanctions against Russia," the message reads.
Poroshenko thanked the Estonian foreign minister for the important humanitarian and technical assistance to Ukraine from Estonia, as well as for the treatment of wounded Ukrainian servicemen.