Presidents Pavel and Zelenskyy discuss ongoing Czech support to Ukraine

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy also offered congratulations to the president on officially taking office. Staff ČTK

Written by StaffČTK Published on 13.03.2023 10:22:00 (updated on 08.07.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced on Twitter Sunday that he had a phone call with Czech President Petr Pavel, inaugurated last week. Points of discussion included Ukrainian security needs, its integration into the European Union, and an agreement for further cooperation, Zelenskyy tweeted.

Pavel agreed with Zelenskyy that he would visit Ukraine in April, his spokeswoman Markéta Řeháková told ČTK.

"Another topic was the Czech support for Ukraine in the following months," she said. Zelenskyy acknowledged the latter's importance. "Czech support is crucial for Ukraine in fighting against Russia’s aggression," he tweeted.

Pavel's first trip abroad will be to Slovakia, BIRN writes, in keeping with tradition, followed by a trip to Poland. His plans to visit Kyiv and Brussels mark a break from his predecessor Miloš Zeman and emphasize his desire to be a pro-Western head of state.

Ukraine has defended itself against the Russian invasion for over a year. Western countries including Czechia provide financial, military, and humanitarian support to Ukraine.

Řeháková said Zelenskyy asked for the phone call, which he wanted to take place as soon as possible after the Thursday inauguration.

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