Zelenskyy arrives in Portugal

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Luís Montenegro
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Luís Montenegro

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Portugal with an official visit on May 28, Portuguese public broadcaster RTP reports. He was greeted by PM Luís Montenegro and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The report notes that Zelenskyy’s plane was escorted by helicopters. It landed in Lisbon at 2:45 p.m. local time. During the welcoming ceremony, the national anthems of Ukraine and Portugal were played.

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REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
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REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Singing a bilateral security agreement between Ukraine and Portugal is the primary item on the visit’s agenda.

Reporters also mentioned that Zelenskyy signed the Portuguese guestbook at the São Bento Palace.

Earlier on May 28, the Ukrainian president arrived in Belgium for a short visit. Belgian PM Alexander De Croo and Zelenskyy signed a long-term bilateral cooperation agreement on security.

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Zelenskyy secured a similar agreement with Spain during his visit on May 27. His trips to Spain and Portugal had to be postponed on May 15 as the situation on the battlefield in Ukraine worsened dramatically in the wake of Russian offensive in Kharkiv Oblast.

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