V4 heads of state discussing war in Ukraine, global security and energy issues
The heads of state of the four Central European countries belonging to the Visegrad Group are holding a summit in the Slovak capital Bratislava. Czech President Milos Zeman and his V4 counterparts are discussing the war in Ukraine, the global security situation and the energy crisis. This is the first presidential summit of the V4 countries since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, and the V4 do not see eye to eye on the issue of aid to Kyiv. While Czechia, Poland and Slovakia are among the countries that have given military aid to Ukraine, Hungary previously refused to allow Western arms supplies to cross its territory to Ukraine and Budapest has also been critical of the EU sanctions against Russia.