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Zelenskyy arrives in Oslo for unannounced visit

Zelenskyy arrives in Oslo for unannounced visit President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Oslo, the capital of Norway, on Wednesday, December 13, for an unannounced visit, the press service of the Norwegian government reports.

Reportedly, Zelenskyy and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will hold meetings to discuss various topics, including further support for Ukraine.

The President will also attend the Nordic Summit, which will take place today in Oslo. Among the main topics is joint work in defense and security.

Zelenskyy and Støre will also hold a joint press conference after the meeting.

"I am pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Volodymyr Zelensky to Norway. I look forward to our constructive talks. Norway will continue to support Ukraine's fight to defend itself. We are providing targeted, long-term support to assist Ukraine in its battle for freedom and democracy. Ukraine’s efforts are important to safeguarding freedom and security here in Norway as well," the Norwegian Prime Minister emphasizes.

Zelenskyy's visit to the United States

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Washington earlier this week amid a stalemate in Congress over funding for Ukraine's aid program. The issue is being blocked by Republicans, who are demanding that the border with Mexico be strengthened instead.

During the visit, Zelenskyy met with the leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties in Congress, as well as with Speaker of the House Mike Johnson.

In addition, Zelenskyy and Biden met at the White House. Read more in our report.

On the heels of Zelenskyy's visit, the United States announced a new $200 million military aid package to Ukraine.