Ukrainian crisis

Croatian PM Lauds Ukraine’s ‘Heroism’ on Secret Visit to Kyiv

Andrej Plenkovic meeting the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky/ Photo: Croatian govt

Upon his arrival, Plenkovic spoke with his Ukrainian colleague Denis Smihal, who called his visit a "strong message of support and solidarity".

"Let me first of all congratulate you on the heroism and immense resistance you have shown," Plenkovic said.

"Putin's goal is to erase the identity of Ukraine"

"This war is an attack not only on Ukraine, but on the international rules-based order that seeks to defend international peace and stability, and uphold, in the words of the United Nations Charter, "the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small", Blinken pointed out at a virtual panel session on "A Just and Lasting Peace in Ukraine", ahead of tomorrow's opening of the second