Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol have held a meeting in Kyiv.
The South Korean leader said that his country would increase the amount of humanitarian aid to Kiev to $150m this year (while South Korea allocated $100m to Ukraine in 2022).
Yoon Suk Yeol promised to “expand the scale” of support for Ukraine compared to last year, when Kyiv received helmets and body armor from Seoul, AFP news agency reported.
Zelensky tweeted that he discussed security issues and cooperation between the two countries with Yoon Suk Yeol.
“Return of deported adults and children, implementation of the “peace formula” and preparation of the Global Peace Summit, food and energy security and economic cooperation… I am sure that together we will give more strength to our peoples and global positions of Ukraine and the Republic of Korea”, Zelensky wrote.
He added that this was the first ever visit of a South Korean leader to Ukraine.
Zelensky did not report any agreements on arms supply.
As a rule, the South Korean authorities do not supply weapons to belligerent countries, but after the start of the Russian invasion, Seoul has been increasingly urged to make an exception for Ukraine.
On Saturday, the South Korean president also visited the town of Bucha, near Kiev, as well as Irpin, which was significantly destroyed during the war.