Despite differences in opinion, the Ukrainian and Slovak governments want to pursue a new practical policy that is beneficial to both countries, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Smyhal said during his meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico in Ungvar on Wednesday. By Slovak Public Service News Agency (TASR).
He added that despite the differences in opinion, the Ukrainian and Slovak governments want to pursue a new practical policy that is beneficial to both countries. Denis Smihal Prime Minister of Ukraine A Robert Fico During his meeting with the Slovak Prime Minister in Ungvar on Wednesday, according to a report by the Slovak Public Service News Agency (TASR).
Robert Fico He assured his Ukrainian counterpart that Slovakia supports Ukraine's efforts to become a member of the European Union. Even before the meeting, the Slovak Prime Minister stated the following: Bratislava respects Kiev's efforts in this direction, but at the same time expects the conditions for accession to be met.
Bratislava will not veto a €50 billion EU aid package for Ukraine and Ukraine's purchase of arms from Slovak companies.
– The Slovak Prime Minister announced, who at the same time indicated even before the meeting: that Slovakia will not supply weapons to Ukraine and will not support the country's membership in NATO.
In the video published after the meeting, Dennis Samihal expressed his conviction that the meeting was not the last, that it opens a new chapter, and that relations between the two countries will develop in a practical manner in the future.
Robert Fico invited Dennis Smyhal to visit Slovakia, and in this context he said: There are many topics that can be discussed.
There are issues on which we disagree, but this is political life
Robert Fico said.
In a video clip released after Wednesday's meeting, the Slovak Prime Minister said: Despite differences in opinion, he had a friendly and constructive conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart. He said: He indicated during the meeting that he does not believe in a military solution to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and that Slovakia supports all peace plans. He added: During the meeting, different views were expressed regarding Ukraine's aspirations to join NATO membership, as well as regarding the influence of the United States on Ukrainian politics.