Romania’s parliamentary speakers will travel to Ukraine later this month where they will visit conflict zones and hope to have a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Chamber of Deputies speaker Marcel Ciolacu said Thursday that he and Senate speaker Florin Citu were planning to go to neighboring Ukraine “around the 27th of April” .
„It is right to have a common approach and go together,” he said. Ciolacu heads the Social Democracy Party which is part of the ruling coalition and Citu is from the ruling Liberal Party.
The pair will also discuss the rights of the Romanian-speaking minority in Ukraine, estimated to be at least 400,000.
„The Romanian minority is involved, because they are Ukrainian citizens. They are involved in this war with the rest of the population and minorities,” he added.
Mr Zelensky addressed Romania’s Parliament on April 4 via video link where he called on the West to unite to prevent a „genocide” by Russia in Europe, saying the continent’s security depended on the outcome of Moscow’s aggression against his country.