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Nordic-Ukrainian Summit in Stockholm: strong support for Ukraine will continue for as long as needed

President of the Republic of Finland Alexander Stubb attended a Nordic-Ukrainian Summit in Stockholm on 31 May 2024. The meeting focused on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, Nordic support for Ukraine, regional security and the forthcoming NATO Summit in Washington.

After the summit, the heads of state and government issued a joint statement reaffirming the Nordic countries’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and security for as long as needed.

“The conclusion of bilateral agreements on security commitments with Ukraine by all the Nordic countries is a manifestation of our resolve to develop deep and comprehensive security cooperation and to maintain our support for the long term.”

So far, the Nordic countries have provided Ukraine with more than EUR 17 billion in military, financial and humanitarian support.

“We commit to continuing our efforts to provide immediate and long-term support to Ukraine, with the aim of helping Ukraine prevail. This is crucial for European, Euro-Atlantic and global security.”

The summit in Stockholm was attended by President Stubb, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen and Prime Minister of Iceland Bjarni Benediktsson. The Summit was hosted by Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson.

In addition to the joint meeting, President Stubb also had a one-to-one meeting with President Zelenskyy.

At the joint press conference after the meeting with the Nordic leaders, President Stubb stressed the importance of the participation of as many countries as possible in the Summit on Peace in Ukraine to be held in Switzerland in June.

The Stockholm summit was a continuation of the summit hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in December 2023 in Oslo and the summit in Helsinki in May 2023 hosted by President Sauli Niinistö.

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