Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha met with Bundestag member of the Federal Republic of Germany Roderich Kiesewetter, who is the Spokesman for the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) faction on crisis prevention and security policy and a member of the Bundestag's foreign policy committee.
Andriy Sybiha thanked the interlocutor for the second visit to Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, as well as for the consistent comprehensive support of the CDU/CSU faction and Roderich Kiesewetter personally to our country in the conditions of ongoing Russian aggression.
The German side was informed in detail about the situation at the front and missile terror against critical civilian infrastructure.
"It is necessary to deploy an air shield over Ukraine as soon as possible," the Deputy Head of the President's Office emphasized.
In this regard, he thanked Germany for the transfer of the first IRIS-T air defense system and emphasized the need for the further supply of highly effective German air defense equipment. It was separately noted that in order to liberate its lands, Ukraine expects modern heavy weapons and equipment from Germany.
The parties strongly condemned Russia's latest provocative actions and statements regarding the so-called dirty bomb. Andriy Sybiha reported that our country has urgently officially appealed to Director General of the IAEA Rafael Grossi with a request to immediately send a mission of the Agency experts to peaceful objects in Ukraine, which have become the subject of Russia's cynical manipulations.
The Deputy Head of the President's Office emphasized that an important prerequisite for the success of our country's efforts in confronting the aggressor is the recovery of the economy. In this context, the interlocutors discussed preparations for the Berlin international expert conference on the recovery, reconstruction and modernization of Ukraine, which will be held on October 25, 2022, and exchanged visions of its results.
Andriy Sybiha called on the German side to actively participate in the program of regional and industry patronage initiated by the President of Ukraine, as well as to continue the development of regional and city partnerships between the two states.
In view of the commemoration this year in Ukraine and the world of the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor in 1932-1933, the Deputy Head of the Office of the President expressed hope that the German Bundestag would recognize this tragedy as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people. Roderich Kiesewetter assured of the further active support of the CDU/CSU faction and him personally for the steps aimed at repelling Russian aggression and restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine.