March 3, 2023 Russia-Ukraine news


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with top government officials from the Netherlands and Estonia in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Friday, his office said in a statement.

Zelensky expressed gratitude for the “significant defense, financial, energy and legal assistance” provided by the two countries since the beginning of Russia’s aggression, his office said.

the Netherlands: During his meeting with Dutch Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra, Zelensky outlined the situation on the front line and the needs of Ukraine’s military. He stressed the need for more, faster support from partners, according to the statement.

Zelensky also said he was grateful for the Dutch government’s decision to establish an international center in The Hague to investigate the crime of aggression against Ukraine.

Zelensky also outlined Kiev’s hopes for a 2023 NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, and discussions on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union “by the end of the year.”

Estonia: In a conversation with Estonian Foreign Affairs Minister Urmas Riensalu, Zelenskiy said that “bringing to justice all those responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity and the genocide of the Ukrainian people is a fundamental issue for our country,” and a is the main part. According to the statement, of the proposed peace formula of Ukraine.

Zelenskiy noted Estonia’s “substantial defense and humanitarian assistance,” his office said.

“Ukraine particularly appreciates the medical and rehabilitation support for our wounded, the training mission for the Ukrainian army, as well as the support for Ukrainians who left for Estonia because of the war,” Zelenskyy said.

“The parties stressed the importance of further increasing sanctions pressure on Russia,” Zelensky’s office added.

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