President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting in the format of a video conference with Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson.
The Head of State spoke in detail about the situation at the frontline and the risks of escalation. Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Ulf Kristersson about the key needs of Ukraine to strengthen the defense forces so that they are ready to respond adequately to threats.
Separately, the leaders discussed the priorities of Sweden during its presidency of the Council of the EU. The parties agreed that one of them should be further European integration of Ukraine.
"We hope that under your presidency we will be able to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU. It is a powerful motivator for our army and a common desire of our society. We believe that it will be a strong incentive for unity within the EU," the President noted.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also told the head of the Swedish government about the Ukrainian Peace Formula and called for the active participation of the EU and Sweden, which holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union, in the implementation of this initiative aimed at bringing peace to the European region.
The Head of State expressed gratitude for the provided humanitarian assistance and invited Ulf Kristersson to continue the dialogue in all directions during the personal meeting in Kyiv.