Spanish Prime Minister arrives in Kyiv

Published February 23rd, 2023 - 09:44 GMT
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

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.

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."

Upon his arrival, Sanchez was greeted by Ukraine's deputy foreign minister, the Ukrainian ambassador to Madrid, and the Spanish envoy in Ukraine.

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."

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