Border issues, F-16, peace plan - Zelenskyy holds talks with leaders of Poland, Romania, Belgium
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has held phone conversations with Polish President Andrzej Duda, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo
The President of Ukraine said this in his evening video address.
"I thanked Romania for the level of cooperation that has already been achieved. We have extremely good results in the Danube region, in Black Sea cooperation, and in general in our interaction. We appreciate Romania's support for our movement towards the European Union. We definitely have the potential to increase cross-border cooperation, particularly in the Ukraine-Romania-Moldova triangle. Today, we also discussed with President Iohannis some promising issues in defence - how we can strengthen our positions together. In particular, we discussed the training of our F-16 pilots," Zelenskyy said.
He added that he also had a good conversation with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
"I am grateful to Poland for its continued assistance to Ukraine in matters of our accession to the European Union. No matter what happens, strategically we are still working together in Europe. Today, we discussed, in particular, our cooperation with NATO - Ukraine should become a member of the Alliance. I briefed President Duda on the situation at the frontline, as well as on the ongoing Russian attacks, our defence, and our needs. In particular, the need for support. I appreciate President Duda's words about the unity we need so much," Zelenskyy said.
He also called the conversation with the Prime Minister of Belgium important.
"Belgium has now begun its presidency of the Council of the European Union, and I am grateful that support for Ukraine and international law is one of the priorities of the Belgian presidency. Together with Belgium, we have achieved some truly breakthrough things, in particular on the use of Russian assets to support Ukraine. And this is one of those examples where Belgian leadership is of global importance. I am also grateful for the support of sanctions against Russia, as well as for the clear support of our European integration. This year, we can make significant progress in the accession negotiations with Ukraine and in the issue of a more decisive attitude of the world towards Russian assets. The aggressor must pay for what he has done. And this is fair," Zelenskyy stressed.
He summed up that he had also talked to all the leaders about the work on the Peace Formula.
"The meeting of advisers in Davos is coming soon. We are working to ensure that it is both sufficiently representative and meaningful," Zelenskyy concluded.
- On January 9, media reported that Volodymyr Zelenskyy would personally attend the World Economic Forum, which is to be held January 15-19 in Davos, Switzerland.