President of Ukraine

In Oslo, the Head of State had meetings with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

13 December 2023 - 15:59

In Oslo, the Head of State had meetings with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Sweden, Denmark and Iceland

As part of his participation in the second Ukraine-Northern Europe Summit in Oslo, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the President of Finland and the Prime Ministers of Sweden, Denmark and Iceland.

During the meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, the Head of State thanked for all defense assistance packages and readiness to increase the production of artillery ammunition for the needs of our army.

"I thank you very much, Mr. President, your team, the Government of Finland, and the Finnish people for your support," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President of Ukraine also expressed gratitude to Finland for sheltering Ukrainian displaced persons and warm attitude towards our people.

The heads of state coordinated their positions on the eve of the European Council meeting in Brussels and emphasized the importance of the decision to start negotiations on Ukraine's membership in the EU.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Sauli Niinistö discussed global political challenges and the necessary efforts to consolidate the international community.

With Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson, the President of Ukraine coordinated positions on the eve of the crucial meeting of the European Council and discussed Ukraine's progress in implementing the recommendations of the European Commission.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of preserving the unity of the EU in approving financial assistance to Ukraine and starting negotiations on our country's future membership in the European Union.

The President thanked Sweden for its significant financial, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion, for strengthening the defense capabilities of our country, strengthening its air defense, and active participation in establishing the aviation coalition.

During the talks with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the countries in the defense sector.

The Head of State thanked Denmark for preparing another powerful assistance package worth more than €1 billion.

Separately, the President of Ukraine noted the leadership and significant contribution of Denmark to the creation and successful functioning of the international coalition of fighter jets.

The leaders discussed the importance of EU consolidation and unity in the run-up to the European Council meeting.

During a meeting with Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Icelandic people for their solidarity with Ukraine and noted Iceland's active support for Ukrainian initiatives in the international arena. He also expressed gratitude for the fulfillment of previous agreements and the transfer of the mobile hospital, as well as for the readiness to provide long-term economic support and participate in demining.

The President emphasized the importance of the work of the Icelandic side on the return of Ukrainian children illegally deported by Russian occupiers to their homeland.

The interlocutors touched upon the challenges for Ukrainian education related to the war and the availability of bomb shelters in schools.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Katrín Jakobsdóttir discussed the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula and Iceland's readiness to join the implementation of the energy security clause.