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Ukraine and Estonia agree on defense industry cooperation - Memorandum

Ukraine and Estonia agree on defense industry cooperation - Memorandum Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

In Tallinn today, on January 11, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ukrainian Ministry of Strategic Industries and the Estonian Defense and Aerospace Industry Association, according to the official online representation of the Ukrainian President.

The interstate document was signed in the presence of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who visited Estonia on a working visit, and the Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas.

The Memorandum aims to support and develop partnership relations between the defense industries of the two states, particularly in the direction of defense innovations.

It involves the development and production of autonomous systems, electronic warfare means, and integrated solutions, as explained by the Office of the President.

"The parties will work to ensure the technological superiority of the Ukrainian army in the war for freedom and independence," the statement said.

It is also noted that cooperation and the initiation of joint production in Ukraine should "create opportunities for the Ukrainian and Estonian defense industries to meet the needs of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in the most effective way."

Zelenskyy's visit to Estonia

On January 11, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Estonia, where he held a series of important meetings.

During a joint briefing, Estonian President Alar Karis stated that in Russia's war against Ukraine, strikes on the aggressor country's territory couldn't be avoided, and there should be no restrictions on the weapons provided to Ukraine by its partners.

Additionally, after the visit to Estonia, Zelenskyy arrived in Latvia today. Yesterday, on January 10, the Ukrainian president visited Vilnius on a working visit, where he held talks with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, met with the prime minister, and addressed the Ukrainian community. The leaders also signed bilateral agreements.