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Dutch PM expresses support for Ukraine in phone call with Zelenskyy

Dutch PM expresses support for Ukraine in phone call with Zelenskyy Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (

During a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte reiterated the ongoing support for Ukraine, which is resisting Russia's large-scale military aggression, writes Mark Rutte on X.

According to the head of the Dutch government, on November 24, he discussed the current situation in Ukraine and the upcoming winter with Zelenskyy in a telephone conversation.

"The Netherlands stands with the people of Ukraine and supports Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression," stated Rutte.

Zelenskyy's Remarks

In turn, the Ukrainian president mentioned on Telegram that during the conversation, the parties discussed efforts to maintain unity in Europe.

"We also discussed the importance of ensuring unwavering military and financial support for Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression," emphasized the head of state.

Zelenskyy clarified that in this context, the recent decision of the Netherlands to provide Ukraine with an additional €2 billion next year, in 2024, is the "best signal for other partners."

"Thanks to the Netherlands for all the assistance and support for the Ukrainian peace formula and the humanitarian initiative GrainFromUkraine," the president added.

Dutch Elections Overview

Recently, parliamentary elections took place in the Netherlands. The Party for Freedom, with far-right views, secured the first position. The party advocates for restricting migration and aims to cease military aid to Ukraine.

The Party for Freedom is also against the expansion of the European Union. They oppose incorporating not only Ukraine but other countries into the bloc.

Earlier, Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren expressed expectations that her country would continue to support Ukraine despite the victory of the far-right Party for Freedom in the parliamentary elections.