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Shmyhal discusses with foreign colleagues defense and financial assistance to Ukraine

KYIV. Oct 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) – During his visit to Prague, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal discussed with foreign colleagues defense and financial assistance to Ukraine, as well as energy security and support for Ukraine’s accession to NATO and the EU.

“Before the inaugural summit, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala met the Head of the Government of Ukraine. Shmyhal thanked for the organization of the event, and expressed deep gratitude to the Czech people for collecting funds for the purchase of a tank for the Ukrainian army,” a message published on the website on Thursday evening reads.

Moreover, the Prime Minister of Ukraine met with Prime Minister of Slovenia Robert Golob to tackle humanitarian and military support, the export of Ukrainian grain, and the strengthening of sanctions against the russian aggressor. Shmyhal thanked Slovenia for joining the case "Ukraine v. Russian Federation" at the European Court of Human Rights.

At a meeting with Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Head of the Ukrainian Government raised the issue of the Grain Initiative, the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP, the plan for the recovery of Ukraine, as well as the inclusion of Odesa in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

“Shmyhal noted that Greece can share its experience in getting through this procedure,” the message reads.

During a meeting with Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, the Head of the Ukrainian Government touched upon the issues of financial and military support to Ukraine, demining of Ukrainian territories and demilitarization of the ZNPP.

“Apart from that, Shmyhal discussed the issue of energy security with Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas, while the demining and preparation for the heating season – with the Prime Minister of Latvia, Krišjanis Karinš. The Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked Estonia and Latvia for supporting our country’s application to join NATO,” the message says.

In addition, Shmyhal met with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Micheál Martin. The parties discussed financial support, “demining and the establishment of a special international tribunal to hold russia’s top leadership to account for war crimes.”