On Wednesday, President Sheikh Mohamed sent a greeting to Ukrainian Representative Volodymyr Zelensky on the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between his countries. The gesture came in favour of the public a day after the UAE leader sent $ 100 million humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
On Monday, Sheikh Mohamed reaffirmed the UAE’s support for Ukraine during a phone call with Mr Jelensky. He said the Emirates would continue to provide humanitarian and economic assistance to alleviate the impact of the conflict with Russia.
The United Arab Emirates will do everything it can with its power to prevent the worsening of the crisis and promote dialogue. State Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem al Hashimy said that the state news agency Wam said that it was in line with Sheikh Mohammed’s confidence in the importance of unity in times of additional aid and the continued efforts of the United Arab Emirates to control the humanitarian effect of the crisis.
He said the Emirates had provided similar assistance to Ukraine in recent months, including the Emergency UN appeal and the dispatch of aid flights to Ukrainian refugees in Poland and Moldova in response to the regional refugee program in Ukraine.
In June, the United Arab Emirates sent aid to Ukrainians who had sheltered in Bulgaria and Poland, and the latter had caused the burden of the refugee crisis triggered by the Russian invasion.
In March, it said it would provide relief to the affected civilians in Ukraine worth $ 5 million following the UN’s emergency appeal. Nearly eight million Ukrainians have fled their home countries for the rest of Europe, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Sheikh Mohamed held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, in which he stressed that a political solution could be achieved through diplomatic means.
Sheikh Mohamed emphasized the “UAE’s policy of supporting peace and stability, and called for a serious consultation to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, no matter how difficult or complicated.”
“By engaging in dialogue, negotiation and diplomatic means, we can achieve a political solution that will reach international peace and security,” Wam said. The two leaders met at the Constantine Palace in Strelna, outside Russia’s second city, St. Petersburg.