Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is visiting Greece for talks with the nation’s management and to attend a casual assembly of Balkan leaders with high European Union officers
ByThe Related Press
August 21, 2023, 11:36 AM
ATHENS, Greece — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy flew to Greece on Monday for talks with the nation’s management and to attend a casual assembly of Balkan leaders with high European Union officers.
Zelenskyy met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and likewise was scheduled to fulfill the nation’s figurehead president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Within the night, Mitsotakis’ workplace mentioned, Zelenskyy was to affix in a casual dinner organized by Mitsotakis for high officers from 9 Balkan nations in addition to European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council head Charles Michel.
The dinner was scheduled to debate the Western Balkans area’s future within the EU, which many international locations have already joined and the remaining are jockeying to enter.
Greece has joined its NATO and EU companions in strongly backing Ukraine towards the Russian invasion, and has supplied materials army help within the type of armored personnel carriers and ammunition.
However Athens has resisted strain to offer Kyiv with a Russian-made air protection missile system stationed on the southern island of Crete.
Earlier Monday, Zelenskyy was in Denmark, the place he thanked lawmakers for serving to his nation resist Russia’s invasion. On Sunday, Denmark and the Netherlands introduced they would supply Kyiv with F-16 warplanes that could possibly be delivered across the finish of the 12 months.