20:36 06 Jul 2023

Zelensky makes surprise visit to Czech Republic after visiting Bulgaria

Photo: REUTERS/Remo Casilli

On July 6, after a trip to Bulgaria, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, went on an unannounced visit to the Czech Republic.

The head of state reported this on Telegram.

Zelensky said he would talk with Czech President Petr Pavel and Prime Minister Petr Fiala in Prague.

In addition, Zelensky is to also meet with:

  • Speakers of the Parliament Miloš Vystrčil and Markéta Pekarová Adamová,
  • members of the government, parliament, media representatives.

"The focus is on defense support, European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and the Vilnius NATO summit, the situation at the ZNPP, the implementation of the "peace formul,", the reconstruction of Ukraine," the President added.

It should be noted that this is Volodymyr Zelensky's first visit to the Czech Republic since the beginning of his presidential term in 2019.

For reference:
On July 6, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, visited Bulgaria.

The leaders of both countries sealed a joint declaration, which was the 22nd document of its kind, talking about backing Ukraine's incorporation into NATO.

It was reported that Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov assured that Sofia supports the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and understands the importance of Ukraine for the security situation in Europe in the future.

In addition, Ukraine is considering concluding an agreement with Bulgaria on the purchase of two Russian-made nuclear reactors and other critical energy equipment.

Also, according to the media, Zelensky will visit Turkey on the eve of the NATO summit in Vilnius to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.


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