On 17 May, the King of the Netherlands held a business meeting with the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kuleba. During the business meeting, representatives of the two states discussed the most important issues. They discussed the judicial nuances. Kuleba learned about the status of already filed lawsuits that relate to Russian crimes in Ukraine. The politicians also discussed the possibility of promoting Ukraine’s claims in international courts. The second issue considered is strengthening the defense capability of Ukraine for the protection of territories. The sides discussed the next steps to strengthen the defense capability of the state that suffers from Russian aggression. The Netherlands also discussed the expansion of sanctions against Russia and the strengthening of the European Union.
"I was honored to be received by His Majesty Willem-Alexander Klaus George Ferdinand, King of the Netherlands, at the Gates ten-Boss palace. I take this as a sign of unswerving solidarity with Ukraine and its people, which we highly appreciate," said on his Twitter page the head of the ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine.
Dmytro Kuleba expressed confidence in the support of the Netherlands. He believes that Dutch society will support and become a leader in bringing Ukraine and the European Union closer together.