17:01 08 Dec 2023

Zelensky discusses continued support for Ukraine and grain corridor protection with Estonian Prime Minister

Photo: Office of the President

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas on food security and air defenses.

Zelensky informed the Kallas about Russia's attempts to launch missile strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Ukraine in the morning and emphasized the importance of further strengthening the Ukrainian air defense system. It is vital to strengthen air defense in frontline cities of Kharkiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson, and near Odesa region to protect the regional center and the infrastructure of the "grain corridor", he said.

Volodymyr Zelensky also reported about Russia's unsuccessful attempts to obstruct civilian navigation in the Black Sea. He noted that, despite all the efforts of the Russian Federation, more than 7 million tons of cargo had already passed through the Black Sea after the re-launch of the alternative "grain corridor".

The President and the Prime Minister have discussed the importance of preserving political and financial support for Ukraine from the EU. Zelensky emphasized the necessity of unity in the issue of allocating 50 billion euros of assistance to Ukraine.

The interlocutors also emphasized the importance of the European Council's decision on the start of negotiations on the accession of Ukraine to the EU. The President assured that Ukraine was fulfilling all its obligations to the EU for the beginning of such negotiations.

The parties also discussed countering Russian disinformation and cooperation on strengthening cybersecurity.


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