The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commented on the statement of Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid at the Ukrainian forum “Crimean Platform” and the reaction to it in the Ukrainian state. The diplomat laughed at the exchange in her Telegram channel.
Zakharova recalled the words of Kaljulaid about Ukrainian corruption and the danger of investing in Ukrainian business. In addition, she recalled that the Ukrainian authorities expressed their disappointment and called the statement of the Estonian leader “inappropriate”.
“In general, Kiev was offended, “the diplomat said ironically, adding that the statement was an” Estonian cold shower ” for Ukrainians and took them by surprise.
She stressed that Tallinn, however, promised to strengthen military support for Ukraine — to provide drawings for a military hospital, which will be built by representatives of Germany.
The statement of the President of Estonia at the Crimean Platform forum became known on August 26. Kaljulaid noted that Ukraine will need about 20 more years to prepare for membership in the European Union.