Zelensky discusses assistance for Ukraine with Spanish, Danish PMs
People's Daily Online
(Xinhua) 08:59, April 22, 2022
KIEV, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday discussed assistance for Ukraine with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
At a meeting in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, the parties touched upon the issues of strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities, supporting Ukraine's integration into the European Union (EU) and the post-conflict recovery, the Ukrainian presidential press service said.
After the talks, Zelensky said Ukraine is counting on Spain's and Denmark's military and financial assistance amid the conflict with Russia.
"Ukraine's needs have been explained to our guests today. We are waiting for prompt aid from them," he said.
For his part, Sanchez said that Spain has contributed 120 million euros (about 130 million U.S. dollars) to the European Peace Fund and provided 31 million euros (about 33.6 million dollars) in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.
Besides, Spain has sent some 200 tons of ammunition and other materials for Ukraine, Sanchez said. He added that Spain will fully support Ukraine on its path to EU membership.
Meanwhile, Frederiksen noted that Denmark has provided substantial political, financial and sanctions assistance to Ukraine since the conflict with Russia started.
"The EU and global partners have imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia, and together we will do even more," she said.
Frederiksen also announced that Denmark stands ready to participate in the post-conflict recovery of Ukraine's southeastern city of Mykolaiv.
Sanchez and Frederiksen arrived in Kiev earlier in the day.
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