President of Ukraine

Andriy Yermak holds meeting with Isabelle Dumont

19 November 2022 - 11:41

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak met with Isabelle Dumont, Continental Europe and Turkey Adviser to the President of France.

Yermak briefed the interlocutor on the critical damage to Ukraine's energy infrastructure due to Russian massive missile attacks. He thanked the French side for the humanitarian assistance provided and their willingness to respond to our country's requests for equipment needed to restore the damaged energy sector.

The parties continued discussing the modalities of implementation of proposals regarding international security guarantees for Ukraine based on the Kyiv Security Compact. Particular attention was paid to such a primary element of guaranteeing the security of our country as the creation of a modern, highly effective anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense system.

The head of the Office of the President and the adviser to the President of France considered the issue of cooperation in the creation of a special tribunal to try the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine. Yermak informed about the progress of Ukraine's preparation of the draft of the relevant resolution of the UN General Assembly and coordinated further actions with the French side to ensure support for this document during the vote.

The head of the President's Office noted Ukraine's consistent efforts to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative and the new Grain from Ukraine program to help the poorest countries in Africa, which is to officially be launched on November 26. He expressed hope for the active practical involvement of France in the implementation of this important humanitarian project.

The parties also discussed the issue of preparations for holding in Paris on December 13 of this year a forum on Ukraine reconstruction and a conference to build support for the country's civilians throughout winter, which should contribute to the attraction of international aid, in particular with the participation of French companies.