On the eve of the decision of the European Council on Ukraine’s candidacy for the EU, the President of Ukraine held telephone conversations with the leaders of 11 states.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this in video message at the end of the 119th day of the war, Ukrinform reports.
“From the very morning, I continued the telephone marathon for the sake of a positive decision on the candidacy for Ukraine. Today I spoke with the leaders of 11 countries: Bulgaria, Latvia, Greece, Sweden, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Moldova, and again spoke with the President of Lithuania, Nausėda,” the head of state said.
According to Zelensky, he thanked Prime Minister of Bulgaria Petkov for supporting Ukraine and the development of all of Europe with our participation.
Also during the conversation with the Prime Minister of Latvia Karins, the parties discussed cooperation between the countries, and also touched upon the topic of how to protect Europe from those crises that Russia arranges, in particular the food crisis.
As Zelensky noted, during a conversation with the Prime Minister of Greece, he was glad to hear words of sincere support for Ukraine. “We see the historical weight of the decision that is expected from the European Council with the Prime Minister,” the President said.
During the conversation with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Mrs. Andersson, the parties discussed the prospects for bilateral cooperation and interaction at the level of European structures.
During a conversation with the Prime Minister of Estonia, Zelensky thanked for the unwavering support of Ukraine. “We discussed the priorities of our cooperation and the agenda in the context of the NATO summit in Madrid next week,” the president said.
“Czech. Fruitful conversation with Prime Minister Fiala. We discussed the priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the next six months. And now I am sure that the voice of the Czech Republic is for Ukraine.
Belgium. I thanked Prime Minister De Croo for supporting our European perspective and invited me to visit Ukraine. I hope that Belgium will take a significant part in the post-war reconstruction of our country.
Austria. I am grateful to Mr. Chancellor Nehammer for political and humanitarian support, for understanding the needs of Ukraine. We can do a lot to develop relations between our states.
Slovenia. We agreed with Prime Minister Golob that we can strengthen cooperation between our countries. He thanked for the consistent support of the candidacy for Ukraine.
Moldova. Spoke with Madame President Sandu. We mutually supported each other on the eve of an important meeting of the European Council. And we will help each other to quickly pass this path to the European Union,” Zelensky said.
In addition, during the conversation with the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, the Head of State expressed his support to him in connection with the situation around the Kaliningrad region of Russia.
“Tomorrow I will continue such a marathon – we must provide maximum support to our state. We expect a key European decision tomorrow in the evening,” the president said.