Felipe VI calls for from Putin “the complete, immediate and international withdrawal” from Ukraine throughout Zelensky's go to | EUROtoday

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Felipe VI wished to point out in Volodimir Zelensky's first go to to Spain the agency dedication of the Head of State and the nation with Ukraine. Thus, the King went to the Barajas airport within the morning to obtain to the president, a gathering on the foot of the steps that the Monarch does on uncommon events.

Afterwards, already within the Royal Palace of Madrid, they celebrated a lunch with about 40 friends, earlier than whom Felipe VI wished to underline Spain's assist for Ukraine. “The whole world is witness of the heroism, dedication, courage and resistance of the people of Ukraine,” the Head of State started. “Spain can only reiterate its condemnation, in the strongest terms, of the large-scale invasion suffered by its country.”

The Monarch has denounced in his phrases “the bombings against civilian targets” and has spoken of “the numerous atrocities committed by the Russian occupation forces.” That is why he recalled that “Ukraine knows that it will continue to count on Spain.”

Hours earlier than the King's phrases, the President of the Government had signed a safety doc with Zelensky within the Moncloa Palace through which Spain dedicated to investing greater than 1.1 billion in army materials for Ukraine. Don Felipe recalled that “Spanish support has materialized in all areas” and that “material aid has been will maintain until it ceases this attack, not only against Ukraine, but against the International Community as a whole.

“Support for Ukraine has a transparent goal: to attain peace within the nation,” the Monarch justified. A peace for which, according to the King, “the full, rapid and unconditional withdrawal of all Russian forces from the territory of Ukraine inside its worldwide borders.” It is the first time that Felipe VI makes this demand in public.

As this is an official visit by a president of a country at war, the circumstances are different from a visit of these characteristics by any other president. Thus, instead of the gala dining room, lunch was held in the daily dining room, in a smaller format, and the hand-kissing, instead of being done in the Throne Room, was done in the Teniers Room. Furthermore, the Monarch's speech did not end with the classic toast.

Yes, there was a discreet applause for his speech, which was followed by Zelensky's. The president of Ukraine recalled that “from the primary days of large-scale Russian violence assist us defend our life”.

Zelensky has insisted that “there are individuals who choose to remain on the sidelines and there are folks in whom their clairvoyance and talent to discern good from evil involves gentle.” That is why he has reiterated his gratitude to Spain: “They are serving to us. They are supporting and strengthening the Ukrainian resistance that holds the entrance towards Russian aggression. They don’t look the opposite manner and with that they’re saving hundreds of lives of youngsters, ladies and men in Ukraine”.

Before lunch, based on mussel soup, monkfish loin and Aranjuez strawberries, Zelensky announced that he had traveled with the insignia of the Golden Heart, a Ukrainian decoration with which they honor “very particular folks, who’ve devoted their “life to human values”, and with it they need to distinguish Emma Igual, the 32-year-old woman who died as a sufferer of the affect of a rocket.

Once lunch is over, Felipe VI and the president of Ukraine the place Zelensky will replace him on the final hour of the struggle.