Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hold a joint press conference in Kyiv, on March 10.
Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky maintain a joint press convention in Kyiv, on March 10. (Volodymyr Tarasov/Ukrinform/Future Publishing/Getty Photographs)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin for the protection help packages her nation is offering to Ukraine, in addition to for its “participation within the tank coalition,” in response to an announcement launched by his workplace Friday. 

Marin was in Kyiv that day, the place she held talks with Zelensky and Ukrainian officers, visited wounded troopers and attended the farewell ceremony for a celebrated Ukrainian commander killed in Bakhmut, Dmytro Kotsiubaylo, whose name signal was “Da Vinci.” 

The talks between the 2 leaders targeted on protection and safety, his workplace stated. 

“I’m positive we’ll additional strengthen this space of our cooperation for the sake of each our nations, our independence and sovereignty – of Ukraine, Finland and our European neighbors,” Zelensky stated, calling Marin “a real buddy of Ukraine, a defender of a free Europe.”

Based on the assertion, Marin stated, “I’m more than happy to satisfy with Mr. President Zelenskyy in particular person as we speak in Kyiv. You’re a image of braveness, bravery and the prospect of a greater future for Europe.”

“We help President Zelenskyy’s Peace Method and need this plan to begin working. It is just lasting peace that may give our household of European international locations, the Euro-Atlantic household, calm and prosperity. We wish Ukraine to affix NATO as one of many allies,” she continued, in response to the assertion.

The leaders additionally mentioned growing sanctions strain on Russia, Ukraine’s reconstruction, in addition to the institution of a particular tribunal for Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine. 

On Friday, Zelensky additionally held talks with Norway’s Minister of Protection Bjørn Arild Gram, who was on a go to to Kyiv as effectively. 

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