Kyiv, 22 June 2022 (TDI): Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy talked with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, and Prime Minister of Ireland Micheal Martin.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked all three leaders who supported Ukraine’s application to join the European Union (EU).

In addition, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Croatian Prime Minister for granting Ukraine candidate status at the EU summit.

Further, he said it will increase Ukraine-Croatia’s practical cooperation in energy, transit, and infrastructure spheres.

Additionally, the President of Ukraine spoke with Irish Prime Minister, Micheal Martin on the eve of the EUCO meeting. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also thanked Ireland for supporting Ukraine’s European aspirations.

Furthermore, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with the Prime Minister of Spain and talked about the current food crisis.

Apart from this, President Zelenskyy talked with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban to discuss Ukraine’s application to join the EU.

Moreover, Prime Minister Orban said that he has planned to speak about Ukraine’s position at the EU summit. It will be held on June 23-24 in Brussels.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the EU should remove the bureaucratic barriers to Ukraine’s EU membership.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Viktor Orban also talked about the refugee crisis in Ukraine. Approximately, 800,000 Ukrainian migrated to Hungary.

EU Minister’s support for Ukraine’s “candidate status”

During a meeting with senior EU Ministers on Tuesday, the Ministers supported Ukraine “candidate status.

Almost 27 members of the Union supported Ukraine. On June 21, the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola said Ukraine served as a “symbol of hope,” and the EU should grant Ukraine its candidate status.