President of Ukraine

Presidential Office

What is happening now in Donbas is an attempt by Russia to provoke our Armed Forces to take certain action, but Ukraine wants peace and does not intend to move to the occupied territories by force. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov at a briefing held at the President's Office.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Roman Mashovets met with Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda and discussed the security situation around Ukraine and ways to develop Ukrainian-Japanese cooperation on a wide range of security and defense issues.

Ihor Zhovkva informed the interlocutor in detail about the current security situation in Donbas, in the temporarily occupied Crimea, as well as along the state border of Ukraine. He thanked the Danish side for its solidarity in supporting our country both bilaterally and within the EU and NATO.

According to him, it is also very important that all participants of the meeting of advisers in the Normandy format expressed their full commitment to a comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas.

All parties reaffirmed their willingness to continue negotiations in the Normandy format, and also agreed on the necessity to unblock the work of the Trilateral Contact Group.

Following the talks, a briefing will be held at the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany at 19:00 (approximately).

One of the goals of the Ukrainian side in the talks of political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format will be to unblock the work of the Trilateral Contact Group in order to further advance in a peaceful settlement and put an end to the war in Donbas. This was stated by Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak during a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian media.

The parties discussed the current activities of the Organization, its main priorities for the near future, as well as the work of the GUAM headquarters located in Kyiv.

On January 31, 2022, on the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, the meeting between Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Minister of Infrastructure of Poland Andrzej Adamczyk was held in the presence of Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak and Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of Poland, Head of the Bureau for International Policy Jakub Kumoch.

The Polish delegation arrived in our country to fulfill the agreements reached during the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Republic of Poland on January 20-21, 2022.