PM discusses sanctions in call with Ukrainian President Zelensky

Source: 1News

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has discussed strengthening sanctions against Russia in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday.

Jacinda Ardern spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ardern expressed New Zealand's solidarity and support for Ukraine and assured Zelensky New Zealand would continue with sanctions against Russia and Russian oligarchs.

Zelensky thanked Aotearoa for its assistance, in particular security, and said ongoing support was necessary as Ukraine casts an eye on rebuilding.

On social media, Zelensky said he invited Ardern to join the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.