BUCHAREST (Romania), February 25 (SeeNews) - Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday called for the formation of an anti-war coalition and appealed to the Bucharest Nine states - Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia - for support after Russia's invasion of Ukraine a day earlier.
"We defend our freedom, our land. We need effective international assistance. Discussed this with [Polish president] Andrzej Duda. Appealed to the Bucharest Nine for defense aid, sanctions, pressure on the aggressor. Together we have to put Russia at the negotiating table. We need anti-war coalition," Zelensky wrote on Twitter.
Bucharest Nine is an organization founded in 2015 at the initiative of the Romanian president Klaus Iohannis and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.