Meeting of the Head of the Office of Ukraine’s  President and Embassies of 5 EU Countries

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Meeting of the Head of the Office of Ukraine’s  President and Embassies of 5 EU Countries

Andrii Yermak held talks on the security of Ukraine with diplomats from France, Germany, Italy, Holland and Spain

On October 19, a briefing was held by the head of the Ukraine president's office, Andrii Yermak and representatives of the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Holland and Spain. These states today are in a leadership position in providing Ukraine with military equipment, and Yermak called on these states to strengthen the transfer of tools for the air defence of our state. Air defence systems are especially important for Ukraine today since the Russians use kamikaze drones against the civilian population and the country's energy infrastructure.

"Of course, one of our main priorities is to protect our cities and civilian infrastructure and create an air shield for Ukraine. And I am very glad that today this is no longer a matter for discussion but only a matter of time. And this must be done as soon as possible," Andrii Yermak.

Russia's actions are direct evidence that this state is a sponsor of terrorism. Yermak expressed hope that before October 24, PACE would adopt a resolution by Ukraine recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Yermak also stressed that a strong Ukraine will become a strong NATO member.

"Today, Ukraine, with your help and support, for which we are very grateful. But nevertheless, independently destroyed almost 50% of the potential of NATO's main threat. That is why I am convinced that Ukraine's membership in NATO will strengthen the Alliance."

The topic of The Kyiv treaty of security was raised separately at the briefing. The International Working group on security guarantees for Ukraine, which includes the office of the president of Ukraine and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has prepared a list of measures and recommendations to ensure the security of Ukraine.

"We continue consultations with our partners and believe that steps to create a special air defence could be the first in the implementation of the security guarantee program for our country," Yermak.

Today, Ukraine is awaiting a response from partner states regarding The Kyiv treaty of security.

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