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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Cancels Go to to Spain and Portugal

Ukraines Zelenskiy Cancels Visit to Spain and Portugal


MADRID (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has cancelled a go to to Spain and Portugal, authorities stated on Wednesday, with CNN Portugal and different media reporting it was due to renewed combating in his nation.

King Felipe of Spain has been attributable to maintain a reception for Zelenskiy on Could 17 and host a meal in his honour.

Zelenskiy had additionally been anticipated to signal a bilateral safety cooperation settlement with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez following a joint declaration by NATO final yr.

A spokesperson for the Portuguese authorities stated the Ukraine president had cancelled the go to however didn’t give a purpose.

The Spanish authorities stated it couldn’t remark for safety causes.

Alongside different European Union international locations, Spain committedto help Ukraine with monetary and navy assist afterRussia’s invasion in February 2022.

Zelenskiy’s deliberate go to was attributable to coincide with an EU pledge of long-term safety help for Kyiv, based on a draft doc.

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(Reporting by Graham Keeley and Catarina Demony, Modifying by Andrew Heavens)

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