Zelenskyy discusses POW exchanges, humanitarian aid with UAE President

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone conversation with the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Zelenskyy said in a message on Jan. 19.

Zelenskyy said that he thanked his counterpart for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as facilitating POW exchanges between Kyiv and Moscow.

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"Bringing people home is a priority for Ukraine, so we look forward to UAE’s continued active role [on this issue]," the Ukrainian president said.

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He also expressed gratitude for humanitarian aid provided to Ukraine.

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"Last week we received a significant batch of over fifteen hundred [power] generators; Given the continuous Russian air strikes, such assistance is critical," said Zelenskyy.

Additionally, the two leaders discussed the possibility of long-term financial support from the UAE and mutual efforts to advance Ukraine’s plan for a just peace with Russia. Zelenskyy outlined the ongoing preparations for the Global Peace Summit and invited the UAE to join the process.

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