ALBAWABA - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrived in Kyiv Thursday for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Sanchez's visit comes on the eve of the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which falls on on Feb. 24. He is scheduled to meet with Zelenskyy to discuss the latest developments in the war, media outlets reported.
Bucha e Irpín muestran las heridas y cicatrices de la barbarie de Putin.— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) February 23, 2023
Rusia no va a ganar esta guerra.
Toda España está con Ucrania. pic.twitter.com/U4JonSGkF4
The premier announced his arrival in the Ukrainian capital though a tweet, which was written in Spanish and Ukrainian languages, and translated by Albawaba.
He said that he returned to Kyiv a year after the start of the war and that "we will stand by Ukraine and its people until peace returns to Europe."
Vuelvo a Kyiv un año después del inicio de la guerra.— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) February 23, 2023
Estaremos al lado de Ucrania y de su gente hasta que la paz regrese a Europa.
Сьогодні повертаюся до Києва.
Ми будемо з Україною та її народом, поки до Європи не повернеться мир. pic.twitter.com/9ekUL9Lmfl
Upon his arrival, Sanchez was greeted by Ukraine's deputy foreign minister, the Ukrainian ambassador to Madrid, and the Spanish envoy in Ukraine.
España es un país solidario, de ayuda y acogida.— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) February 22, 2023
El pueblo ucraniano siempre podrá contar con nosotros. pic.twitter.com/HhpO8BRBUs
In the context of Spanish support for Ukraine, Madrid announced recently that it will provide six desperately needed "Leopard-2E4" tanks to Kyiv.
Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles said Wednesday that her country could even send more tanks "if necessary."