Czech, Polish and Slovenian PMs meet with President Zelensky in Kyiv

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala, together with his counterparts from Poland and Slovenia met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and several other of the country’s high officials in Kyiv on Tuesday as representatives of the European Union. In a social media statement, President Zelensky described the leaders’ visit as a strong signal of support for Ukraine, which has been under attack by Russia for nearly three weeks now. Prime Minister Fiala said that the main aim of the visit was to make it clear that Ukraine was not alone and that the Czech Republic, together with Europe as a whole, is on Ukraine’s side. Slovenia’s head of government Janez Janša added that Ukraine was part of the European family of nations.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated on Twitter that support for Ukraine and the issuing of stronger sanctions against Russia was discussed at the meeting.

The visit was organized in consultation with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen.