Ukraine and Portugal have signed a declaration providing Lisbon’s support for Kyiv, particularly in its European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The document was approved during a telephone conversation between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

“The Republic of Portugal will continue to provide political, financial, humanitarian and military support to Ukraine as long as necessary, individually and through international cooperation in the European Union, NATO, the United Nations and other formats,” the declaration says.

Portugal is actively contributing to the EU’s military assistance to Ukraine within the framework of the European Peace Fund. To this end, the EU has allocated 5.5 billion euros for military aid to Ukraine.

In addition, Portugal supports the Ukrainian “peace formula” to establish comprehensive and sustainable peace in Ukraine for global security.

It is also noted that Portugal supports Ukraine in its reform efforts and in fulfilling the requirements necessary to start negotiations on EU accession, pending a favourable report from the European Commission.

“Portugal will continue to support Ukraine on its path to future membership and supports Ukraine’s membership in NATO when the conditions are right. Ukraine and Portugal look forward to addressing all of these issues at the upcoming NATO Summit in Vilnius in July 2023,” the document says.

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