Zelensky invites Czech Republic to join reconstruction of Ukraine

Zelensky invites Czech Republic to join reconstruction of Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelensky invited the Czech Republic to join the reconstruction of Ukraine by taking patronage over one of the Ukrainian regions affected by Russian military aggression.

“I also invite you to join the reconstruction of Ukraine at the national level – taking patronage over one of the regions or cities, or communities, towns of Ukraine, which suffered from Russian aggression. Such a reconstruction will be the best proof that no aggression, no matter how brutal, will ever achieve its goals and be ever able to break any of the European nations, let alone Europe as a whole,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his address to both houses of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

He noted that the Czech presidency of the European Union would begin in a few weeks. According to Zelensky, there will be no fewer challenges before Ukraine and the EU than now, but they are transforming.

“I very much appreciate the key attention paid to Ukraine in the priorities of the Czech presidency. We have to agree on the seventh package of sanctions against Russia for this aggression, for this war. And we also have to substantively move on to the reconstruction of Ukraine – of the entire liberated territory,” the President of Ukraine noted.

He stressed that during a visit to Kyiv in March, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala became one of the first European leaders to boldly show that “Europe is and will be with Ukraine.”

“I believe that the Czech Republic will be among the leaders in the implementation of the largest economic and infrastructural project of our time - the Ukrainian reconstruction. This is a special opportunity to show all the strength of Europe - technological, institutional, creative,” Zelensky underscored.

In this context, he pointed out the need to ensure full synchronization of the Ukrainian National Reconstruction Plan and the European Reconstruction Platform in order to implement them as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Earlier, Zelensky expressed confidence that Ukraine and the European Union together will be able to quickly restore the country after the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war.

A number of countries – Great Britain, Denmark, the Baltic states – have already expressed their readiness to take patronage over the reconstruction of Ukrainian regions.


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