Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab League summit, he announced on Telegram.
“I have arrived in Saudi Arabia,” he said. “I will speak at the Arab League summit. I will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud and hold other bilateral talks.”
“Our priorities are the return of all political prisoners of Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories, the return of all prisoners and illegally deported persons, the presentation of our peace formula, the implementation of which should involve as many states as possible, and the guarantee of energy security next winter,” he said.
“Another priority is to protect the Muslim community of Ukraine. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, is with us. Crimea was the first to suffer from the Russian occupation, and most of those who are being repressed in occupied Crimea are Muslims.”
This weekend, the Ukrainian leader is expected to travel in person to Japan for the Group of Seven (G7) summit, as he tries to keep crucial support from allied nations flowing to Kyiv.
Officials have declined to say exactly when Zelensky would arrive in Hiroshima or detail his travel arrangements. He has been traveling outside his country more as the war grinds onward, including a tour of Europe last week.