Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will pay an official visit to Finland on Wednesday, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto announced.
In a press release, Niinisto said Zelensky will travel to Helsinki for “official discussions” that will include “Ukraine’s defence struggle and Finland’s support for Ukraine.”
The statement also went on to say that a Nordic-Ukrainian summit will be held between the prime ministers of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
The summit, Niinisto statement said, would “discuss the situation of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine, the Nordic countries’ continued support for Ukraine, the developments in Ukraine’s relationship with EU and NATO and Ukraine’s initiative for a just peace.”
Sergiy Nikoforov, Zelensky’s spokesperson, confirmed on Facebook that the president is traveling to Finland on Wednesday.
Some background: Finland ascended to NATO membership in April. The development marked a major shift in the security landscape in northeastern Europe that added some 1,300 kilometers (830 miles) to the alliance’s frontier with Russia.
CNN’s Victoria Butenko contributed to this post.