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EU Parliament president holds talks in Ukraine with Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Roberta Metsola in Lviv, 4 March, 2023.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Roberta Metsola in Lviv, 4 March, 2023. Copyright HANDOUT/Press Service of the President of Ukraine.
Copyright HANDOUT/Press Service of the President of Ukraine.
By Euronews with AP
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The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, has met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in what is her second visit to the country since Russia’s invasion

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The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Lviv on Saturday, in what is her second visit to the country since Russia’s invasion.

She promised him that cooperation between Kyiv and the EU parliament would "only grow stronger", and said she hoped that Ukraine would be allowed to begin European Union membership negotiations this year.

Brussels granted Kyiv formal candidate status in June last year. It had applied just days after Russia launched its full-scale invasion on 24 February.

In a Twitter post, Metsola praised Ukrainians as the “brave people who inspired the world” and “who sacrificed everything for our values”.

Zelenskyy also took to social media to thank Metsola for her "leadership in supporting Ukraine from the start of the war.

After the meeting, Metsola was taken on a walking tour of the city with the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament.

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