Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend a teleconference conference at the forthcoming NATO summit in Madrid on June 28-30, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares said today.
“A special working session will be dedicated to Ukraine” during the summit and “President Zelensky will attend this special session via teleconference,” Albares told a news conference.
“You have to understand the extreme conditions, of absolute complexity, regarding the entry or exit (from Ukraine) of President Zelensky,” he stressed.
The Spanish Foreign Minister assured that “the Madrid summit will give a picture of Euro-Atlantic unity”, which “is the best response to Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine”.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said last week that Zelensky was due to attend the upcoming Alliance summit, but did not say what form that participation would take. “He is welcome in person or by video conference,” Stoltenberg said.
Invited by German Chancellor Olaf Solz, Zelensky is also expected to attend a teleconference at the G7 summit in Bavaria on Sunday through Tuesday, amid intense diplomatic mobility following the summit of European leaders in Brussels. is expected to grant Ukraine candidate status for EU membership shortly before the NATO summit.