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Ukraine's Zelenskiy lauds Finnish readiness to apply to join NATO

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured), as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 8, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy lauded Finland's readiness to apply to join the NATO military alliance in a phone call with Finland's president on Thursday, Zelenskiy said.

"We also discussed Ukraine's European integration. And - defense interaction," he wrote on Twitter.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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