Ukraine, Estonia confirm lowered postal tariffs

Ukraine’s and Estonia’s state postal companies signed on Thursday a bilateral agreement on cooperation including reduction in tariffs on postal services.

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Mart Mägi, chairman of the board of Omniva, and Igor Smelyansky, CEO of Ukrposhta, held a meeting in Kyiv to discuss their previous long-term partnership and further activities and possibilities to strengthen cooperation in the future.

In a post on his Telegram channel, Mr Smelyansky stressed that the parties had mostly discussed future cooperation and "confirmed the tariff reduction between our countries effective from January 2023."

In a statement published following the meeting, Omniva explained that private individuals from Estonia "can send parcels to private individuals in Ukraine under favourable conditions", at prices starting from EUR 6.58.

Mr Smelyansky thanked the Estonian partners for their support, which includes more than 74,000 kilograms of free humanitarian aid parcels delivered to Ukraine.

In 2023, Ukrposhta reduced delivery rates to Estonia by 45%, with an item up to 250 g sent at $5.73 and a 1 kg item, at a price starting at $11.