Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has wished the people of Ireland a happy St Patrick's Day.
During a call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday, President Zelenskyy thanked Ireland for its ongoing support of his country.
Mr Varadkar pledged continued support and solidarity to Ukraine.
The Taoiseach said Ireland is backing Ukraine's application for European Union membership, and is examining how additional help can be provided to help Ukraine rebuild its civilian and energy infrastructure.
He also briefed President Zelenskyy about discussions he held with US President Joe Biden regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine during his visit to the United States last week.
Mr Varadkar said he thanked the US for its steadfast support, and encouraged them to continue it for as long as it takes.
President Zelenskyy also extended his wishes for a happy St Patrick's Day to Ireland, and wished peace and good luck to Ireland and Irish people.
During a call with 🇮🇪 Prime Minister @LeoVaradkar I noted 🇮🇪’s important support for 🇺🇦 & Ukrainians. I thanked for joining the Core Group on creating a Special Tribunal for aggression. We also discussed 🇺🇦 #PeaceFormula & intensification of cooperation in the humanitarian sphere
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 20, 2023