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PRESS RELEASE : President of Ukraine held talks with the Prime Minister of Romania

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 26 April 2022.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of Romania Nicolae Ciucă who was on a visit to Kyiv.

“Your visit is an important clear signal of support for Ukraine in the war against the Russian Federation,” the President stressed.

The President of Ukraine informed the Prime Minister of Romania about the situation on the frontline, the heroic defense of Mariupol.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Romanian government for the assistance Romania provides to our defense forces.

During the discussion of the issue of counteracting Russian aggression, it was noted that one of the critical elements of such counteraction is the sanctions pressure on the aggressor, which needs to be strengthened and which should become a key element in forcing Russia to peace.

“Thank you for your clear position on the sanctions policy against the Russian Federation during the war it unleashed on our territory,” the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed confidence that the next, sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia should contain truly effective decisions, especially in the energy sphere.

The President of Ukraine praised Bucharest’s assistance in organizing a critical transit to Ukraine – international humanitarian aid, the goods we need and energy resources. Further steps were agreed to deepen such cooperation.

To this end, it has been agreed to hold a separate meeting at the ministerial level soon.

The Head of State noted Romania’s readiness to join Ukraine’s post-war development.

The European integration agenda was discussed separately. Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Nicolae Ciucă for Romania’s clear support for the Ukrainian people’s desire to become a full member of the European family as soon as possible. An important component of the common European future will be the absolute protection and development of our national minorities – the Ukrainian community in Romania and the Romanian community – in Ukraine.

The parties also discussed other topical issues on the agenda and touched upon regional issues.

Following the talks, the President expressed his conviction that Ukraine and Romania should reach a new level in all key areas of bilateral relations.