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At this difficult time, Ukraine needs the personal presence of allies, security assistance, strengthening economic stability and world confidence in our country. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with heads of diplomatic missions of foreign states and international organizations accredited in Ukraine.

The President expressed gratitude to the United States and personally to Joseph Biden for a strong and unwavering support for Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and for the U.S. leadership in mobilizing the world community to deter Russian aggression.

Ihor Zhovkva informed the interlocutor in detail about the current security situation in Donbas, in the temporarily occupied Crimea, as well as along the borders of Ukraine.

On January 26, the meeting of political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format countries took place in Paris. The talks lasted more than eight hours, were meaningful and provided an opportunity to outline the possibility of reaching the solutions needed for peace. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy positively assesses the fact of the meeting, its constructive nature, as well as the intention to continue meaningful talks in two weeks in Berlin.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Gitanas Nausėda for a clear and consistent position of Lithuania in support of Ukraine, as well as for significant practical assistance in strengthening the defense capabilities of our state.

The President commended the results of the December Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, especially the approval of an ambitious Economic and Investment Plan for the partner countries. This plan provides for the financing of reforms in a number of important areas by allocating funds for the implementation of specific projects.

A meeting of political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format attended by Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak ended in Paris. As a result of the event, the parties agreed on a joint communiqué and the next meeting in two weeks in Berlin.

During the visit to France, the Ukrainian delegation held a series of talks on financial support for Ukraine, cooperation in the energy sector and participation of French business in Ukrainian infrastructure projects.

"I sincerely thank the official authorities of Romania for their strong statements in support of Ukraine and the corresponding active efforts of our Romanian partners within the EU and NATO," said Ihor Zhovkva.

The Ukrainian delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko arrived in France.