Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday morning, in a surprising stop during which he must visit the International Criminal Court, according to Dutch news agency ANB.
Zelensky, who is on his first visit to the Netherlands, arrived at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport after attending the Nordic Summit in Helsinki, according to the agency.
The agency published several pictures, including a picture of a plane that it said was a Dutch government plane, which was likely to have carried the Ukrainian president.
According to the agency, Zelensky is scheduled to visit, on Thursday, the International Criminal Court, which is based in The Hague. The court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin in March.
Zelensky is expected to deliver a speech in this city entitled “No peace without justice for Ukraine,” according to the state broadcaster “NSO”.
There is also a scheduled meeting with Dutch deputies, in addition to a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, according to what the agency quoted unnamed sources.
The Netherlands has supported Ukraine since the launch of the Russian military operation in February 2022.
And the country announced, especially last month, that it would buy 165 million euros with Denmark 14 Leopard 2 tanks in order to give them to Kiev, which is asking for more heavy weapons.
Zelensky confirmed Wednesday, during a surprise visit to Finland, that this year will be “decisive,” reiterating his demand for heavy weapons.