Saudi Arabia’s support for Ukraine amidst Russia’s invasion has come with big surprise to many leaders across the world
Saudi Arabia aid to Ukraine came hours after President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he held talks with Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and heir to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In their conversation, Zelensky said he “thanked him for supporting Ukraine’s territorial integrity, resolution at the UN General Assembly. We agree to interact in the release of Ukraine prisoners of war. We agreed on the provision of Saudi Arabia macro-financial aid to Ukraine” the president said in a tweet.
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Saudi Arabia announced drastic cut in oil production two weeks ago, making several members of Congress see the action as hostile to the United States and a signal indicating the kingdom has chosen Russia in its war against Ukraine. That notion seem to have changed after the $400million aid to the war thorn country.
Mohammed bin Salman also pledged the kingdom’s readiness continue mediations for the war to end.