The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, sent a letter to President Stevo Pendarovski, expressing his gratitude for the support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and its European integration, expressed in the letter sent by President Stevo Pendarovski in May 2022.
Below is the full text of the letter:
Please accept my gratitude for your warm letter of May 17, 2022, on solidarity with our state, which resolutely opposes the Russian military aggression.
We appreciate Skopje’s firm and steadfast position on upholding sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We are grateful for the full joining of the Republic of North Macedonia to the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia as an aggressor country.
My heartfelt thanks to you personally, Mr. President, and to the people of North Macedonia for supporting Ukraine’s European integration strategy and granting our country the status of a candidate country for accession to the European Union. Such a sincere position of the leader of North Macedonia, which is already a candidate country to the accession to the EU, is of particular importance. I hope that North Macedonia will begin its accession negotiations with the European Union in the nearest future.
Now is the time for the European Union to make important political decisions. I believe that the Republic of North Macedonia will also be able to successfully advance on its path to the EU membership and one day our friendly countries will join the common European family as full-fledged members of the EU.