Estonia next year will be a non-permanent member of the UN security Council and offers Ukraine to use this opportunity to attract world attention to the most important for our state issues, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu at a meeting with Secretary of national security Council and defense of Ukraine Alexey Danilov.

As reported on the official website of the national security Council on Tuesday, Reinsalu stressed that Ukraine can always count on the support of Estonia in the international arena, assured of the constant support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, stressed the need to maintain sanctions pressure on the state-aggressor, and expressed readiness to expand cooperation between States.

Danilov was the Estonian side expressed gratitude for the support of Ukraine’s efforts in reforming the national security sector and defense, as well as for treatment and medical rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers, victims of the Russian aggression in the East of the country.

“Our position on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass remains unchanged – it is necessary to carry out the defense provisions of the Minsk agreements: a ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and ensuring continuous monitoring of the OSCE SMM… Ukraine has fulfilled all the necessary prerequisites for meeting of Normandy format at the highest level and are now awaiting appropriate steps by Russia”, – said Secretary of the NSDC.

During the meeting, Danilov and Reinsalu called for further deepening of bilateral military cooperation, in particular in the field of cybersecurity, where Estonia has advanced experience. The parties also discussed current challenges in energy security and agreed to cooperate on specific issues in the two areas.