Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a video conference with American businessman, member of the Board of Directors of Tesla and SpaceX Kimbal Musk. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov.
On behalf of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and all Ukrainians, Andriy Yermak thanked Kimbal Musk and his brother, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, for supporting our country during the difficult times of the war.
"We highly appreciate this real support for Ukraine during this terrible war with Russia. We are grateful for the high-speed Internet thanks to Starlink (terminals - ed.), which we received from you. Very grateful! Everyone knows what a great role you have played in this assistance," said the Head of the President's Office.
Kimbal Musk stressed that it is a great honor for him to help our country, because today Ukraine is fighting for democracy against tyranny.
"We are with you. Thank you for fighting so bravely," he said.
Andriy Yermak informed the American businessman about the situation in Ukraine. He said that currently the largest number of troops is concentrated in the southern and eastern regions of our country.
The Head of the President's Office also reminded of the catastrophic situation in Mariupol, which is blocked by the Russian military, and told about the process of evacuation of the city's residents.
He also noted the importance of assistance provided to Ukraine by partner countries during the war.
Andriy Yermak invited Kimbal Musk to visit Ukraine at a time convenient for him. The Head of the President's Office noted that the American businessman may be interested in projects developed by talented Ukrainian IT specialists.
"I'm sure you will really like the capital of Ukraine, and we will be able to talk in detail about possible joint projects," said Andriy Yermak.
During the meeting, projects and areas of cooperation that could involve Kimbal Musk’s company and American business in general were discussed.
The Head of the Office of the President informed the interlocutor about the project of post-war reconstruction of Ukraine, in particular about the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to involve partner countries in the reconstruction of settlements affected by the war.
Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov thanked Kimbal Musk and SpaceX for providing Ukraine with Starlink terminals.
"I know that you help us a lot in this direction, support us and work with companies for them to be in Ukraine. Thank you for that. It is important for us that you and your family support Ukraine," Mykhailo Fedorov said.