18:25 22 Feb 2023

Spain’s PM makes surprise visit to Ukraine

Photo: Spain's PM Pedro Sánchez

On Thursday, February 23, the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, will visit Kyiv for a meeting with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

The Spanish publication Okdiario writes that this will be Sanchez's second trip to Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale war of russia, as the first time he came last year in April.

As confirmed by the publication's sources, the trip plan is close to the plan used by Sánchez last time. The head of government and his team will fly from Madrid to the Polish city of Rzeszów on an official plane. In Poland, the government delegation will get on by ground transport to the Ukrainian border.

On Wednesday evening, Sánchez and his accompanies are expected to board a night train to take them to Kyiv shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Also, Defense Minister Margarita Robles confirmed that Spain would send six Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

It is also reported that Spain will train 55 Ukrainian soldiers on Leopard tanks.

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It should be noted that activities to support Ukraine under the slogan "light will win over darkness" on the anniversary of russia's full-scale war will take place in Spain on February 24 in Alicante, Barcelona, Calpe, Madrid, Valencia, and on February 25 – in Playa de Aro.

Read moreSwitzerland rejects Spanish request to re-export Swiss-made anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine.



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