Draghi to Ukraine: “Friendship with Kiev even stronger”

The premier: “From Italy continued support for defense and acceptable peace” “

“Dear President Zelensky, Dear citizens of Ukraine, I send you my warmest wishes for your National Day”. Thus Prime Minister Mario Draghi in the video message on the occasion of the National Day of Ukraine. “The friendship between Italy and Ukraine is strong and has been further strengthened after the brutal invasion by Russia. Your courage, your desire to live in a free and sovereign country, your attachment to European values ​​are a source of inspiration. for all of us “.

“Italy is close to your people, to the families of the victims, to the millions forced to flee. Since the beginning of the conflict, the Italians have welcomed thousands of your fellow citizens into their homes with warmth, affection, generosity. Our Government will welcome you. it has provided and will continue to provide you with political, financial, military and humanitarian support. We want to help you defend yourselves, achieve lasting peace, on terms you deem acceptable. “

“I thank the Ukrainian authorities for helping to find a solution to unblock grain exports from the Black Sea ports. The agreement reached is a first, important step in guaranteeing world food security. As I said during my visit to Kiev. , we will rebuild everything, together. We will continue to be at your side on this journey. I wish you all a happy National Day “.