President Kersti Kaljulaid laid a wreath at the Victims of Communism Memorial at Maarjamäe outside of Tallinn on Friday on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on European soil to remember those who fell.
A message on the president's Facebook page said: "This day did not mean the arrival of freedom for Estonia and many other countries. For Estonia, the war did not end until the restoration of freedom and end of the occupation. There are no simple times in the world when democracy perseveres on its own, nor will there be any such times. Through remembrance, democratic values and international cooperation we can ensure that the atrocities of World War II will never happen again."
She also posted a message on Twitter:
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