Saudi Arabia’s Prince Salman Talks Ukraine Crisis with President Zelensky, Offers Mediation

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Thursday held a phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, and expressed the Kingdom’s readiness to do whatever they can to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

State-run news agency, Saudi Gazette reported that Salman affirmed the Kingdom’s support for everything that contributes to “de-escalating the crisis, its readiness to exert efforts to mediate between all parties,”

During the conversation, Salman assured Zelensky of support for all international efforts aimed at resolving the crisis politically.

Salman also informed Zelensky that Saudi Arabia, out of humanitarian considerations, will extend the visas of Ukrainian visitors, tourists and residents in the Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted that Russia’s military advance in Ukraine is “going to plan”.

Putin during the televised opening of a national security council meeting tried to “convince the Russian population that things are absolutely going according to plan, reiterating the narrative that they are fighting a good fight in Ukraine, and that they are doing it for the security of their own country.”

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is entering its second week, but apparently it seems Putin has no plan to stop it despite unprecedented economic sanctions imposed by the international community.


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