Pavel agreed with Zelenskiy that he would visit Ukraine in April, his spokeswoman Markéta Řeháková told ČTK.
“Another topic was the Czech support for Ukraine in the following months,” she said. Zelenskiy acknowledged the latter’s importance. “Czech support is crucial for Ukraine in fighting against Russia’s aggression,” he tweeted.
Pavel’s first trip abroad will be to Slovakia, BIRN writes, in keeping with tradition, followed by a trip to Poland. His plans to visit Kyiv and Brussels mark a break from his predecessor Miloš Zeman and emphasize his desire to be a pro-Western head of state.
Ukraine has defended itself against the Russian invasion for over a year. Western countries including Czechia provide financial, military, and humanitarian support to Ukraine.
Řeháková said Zelenskiy asked for the phone call, which he wanted to take place as soon as possible after the Thursday inauguration.