Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday to discuss financial aid to Ukraine, grain trade and increased sanctions against Iran.
“Discussed macrofinancial aid to Ukraine for this year and 2023 with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Noted the importance of continuing the grain initiative for global food security. We discussed increasing sanctions and Iran’s opposition actions in favor of aggression,” Zelensky said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, von der Leyen announced that the EU would propose a financial aid package to Ukraine in 2023, without specifying a specific date.
“It was good to be in close contact with Zelensky. Von der Leyen said on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Turkiye and the United Nations persuaded Russia to withdraw its decision to withdraw from the grain agreement signed this summer, ending a tense stalemate that threatens to exacerbate the global food crisis. hit.
Regarding Iran, Ukraine’s foreign ministry pledged on Saturday to “take the toughest possible measures” to stop Russia from using Iranian weapons against Ukraine.
On the same day, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdulahian confirmed that Tehran provided Russia with drones, but said they were sent before the outbreak of the Ukraine war.