President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Chairperson of the Upper House of the Irish Parliament Mark Daly and Chairperson of the Lower House of the Irish Parliament Seán Ó Fearghaíl.
Stressing the importance of visiting Kyiv at this crucial time for us, the Head of State said: “I am grateful to the leadership of Ireland, both to you and to the Parliament for the strong support of Ukraine, our people at this difficult time. For the support of our struggle for freedom, our territorial integrity."
During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the importance of increasing coordinated, unified pressure on the aggressor by Ukraine's international partners. The key to this is now the introduction of the sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia.
"It is important for us that Europe remains united. This is the real strength and endurance. We demonstrated this to the world when our people united against Russian aggression. The unification of Europe is also important not only in support of Ukraine, but also in the steps of the offensive against Russia, first of all in the policy of sanctions," the President said.
The President stressed that our country feels the support of Ireland for our accession to the European Union. Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the importance of making all relevant decisions that the Ukrainian people expect and deserve as soon as possible.
The Head of State and the chairs of the Irish Parliament also discussed the prospects for post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed about the relevant planned work, which is already underway, and invited Ireland to join the implementation of future projects in the framework of the reconstruction of our country.