Ukraine’s president arrives in Finland

03.05.2023, 12:00
Ukraine’s president arrives in Finland - Photo
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. Photo via the Presidential Office of Ukraine

Ukraine’s president arrived in Finland on Wednesday, in an unannounced visit that will include meetings with leaders of Nordic countries.

Finnish president Sauli Niinistö will hold talks with Volodymyr Zelenskyy on topics including Ukraine’s defence struggle and Finland’s support for Ukraine, bilateral relations, and the global geopolitical situation, his office said in a statement.

Later on Wednesday, Finland will also host the Nordic-Ukrainian Summit, to be attended by leaders of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.

Sergii Nykyforov, Mr Zelenskyy’s spokesman, confirmed the visit and announced further bilateral meetings between Ukraine’s and Nordic leaders.

"The meeting of the leaders of Ukraine and five Nordic countries is organised to further coordinate military assistance to our country, as well as Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic integration. We expect a joint statement as a result," Mr Nykyforov posted on Facebook.

Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Zelenskyy has made few foreign visits, including to the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and recently Poland.

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