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Zarzuela cancels his meeting with Zelensky scheduled for this Friday from the King's agenda

MADRID, 15 May.

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Zarzuela cancels his meeting with Zelensky scheduled for this Friday from the King's agenda

MADRID, 15 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The King's House has canceled from its agenda the meeting scheduled at the Royal Palace of Madrid between Felipe VI and the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, which had been scheduled for this Friday and which would be part of a visit to Spain that Moncloa did not want. officially confirm in no time.

Portuguese media have suggested that the reason for postponing visits to Spain and Portugal, where Zelensky was also expected, would be the "difficult situation" on several fronts of the war, which would not advise taking a trip abroad at this time.

Specifically, CNN Portugal has reported that Zelensky has once again postponed his visit to these two countries due to the advance of Russian troops in Kharkov, considered "strategic" for Ukrainian interests. In fact, the governor of the region, Oleg Sinegubov, reported that at least 7,531 civilians, including 568 minors, have been evacuated in recent days as a result of the new offensive.

Zarzuela had reported, in an update of the Royal Family's agenda this Tuesday, that the president of Ukraine would be received this Friday by Felipe VI at the Royal Palace and, later, he would attend an honorary lunch in which he would also participate. Queen Letizia. In this visit, the first of a bilateral nature, he would also have been received by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to sign a new bilateral security agreement. However, Moncloa did not confirm this point.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, pointed out that the Ukrainian president "is always welcome in Spain", but said that he does not want to "go into denying, confirming, talking about movements" for security reasons. .

Albares took the opportunity to reiterate Spain's support for Ukraine for as long as necessary and reported that this Monday he spoke by phone with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dimitro Kuleba.