6 Mar 2023 10:58

Zelensky meets with Dutch deputy premier, Estonian FM in Lvov

MOSCOW. March 6 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has met with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu in Lvov, Ukrainian media outlets said citing the official website of the Ukrainian president.

The president expressed gratitude for considerable comprehensive support the Netherlands and Estonia have been providing to Ukraine since the beginning of the crisis, the website said.

The parties exchanged views on the implementation of Ukraine's initiative on the formula of peace and preparations for the global summit on its implementation. Zelensky thanked the Netherlands for support of the Ukrainian peace initiative.

Zelensky outlined Ukraine's expectations from the NATO summit in Vilnius and the start of talks on Ukraine's accession to the European Union as early as by the end of the year.

Zelensky thanked Estonia for its leadership in the provision of comprehensive assistance and efficient and timely support for Ukraine.

"Ukraine especially values medical and rehabilitation assistance, as well as support to Ukrainians who left for Estonia," Zelensky said.

Zelensky thanked Reinsalu for his strong support to Ukraine's European integration aspirations, in particular with a view for the prompt launch of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU, and noted the importance of further assistance in Ukraine's realizing its strategic course towards membership in NATO.