Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak met with the ambassadors of the G7 countries. The main topic of the meeting was the recent events related to the decision of the judges of the Constitutional Court, which caused a great resonance in society.
The Head of the Office of the President informed of yesterday's urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and the extraordinary meeting of the government with the participation of the President, as well as the decisions adopted following those meetings.
"The smooth operation of the NACP registers was ensured and it was stated that all anticorruption bodies of Ukraine, including the NACP, NABU and others, will continue operation. For us, our position on the fight against corruption is fundamental, and Ukraine will never deviate from this path," Andriy Yermak stressed.
He also said that a bill was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada yesterday to restore trust in the constitutional judiciary in Ukraine.
"The President and his team, the state and state bodies continue to fight against corruption and those responsible for all these processes in Ukraine. We won during the adoption of land reform, banking law and we will win this time as well," the Head of the Office of the President noted.
According to Andriy Yermak, the events in the CCU did not take place without external intervention, so he expressed hope that law enforcement agencies would be able to assess the situation.
The Head of the President's Office is confident that a way out of this situation will be found.
"It is very important for us that all leaders, representatives of anticorruption bodies know the position of the President: today we are really a united front in protecting the reforms that we have carried out and continue to carry out. The President is very determined, and he will not stop on the path of reforms and the fight against corruption, whoever is behind it," Andriy Yermak stressed and called on the representatives of the G7 to monitor the work of the Anticorruption Council that is to convene in the near future, as well as the reaction of all representatives of political forces "to have a real picture".
United States Chargés d'affaires ad interim to Ukraine Kristina Kvien assured that the G7 is ready to help Ukraine move forward on the path of reform.
Andriy Yermak also spoke about the local elections that took place in Ukraine on October 25, and stated that they were open, democratic and confirmed the fact that decentralization reform is really taking place in Ukraine.
Separately, the Head of the President's Office spoke about the priority issue for the government and personally for the Head of State - achieving peace in Donbas.
According to him, the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has lasted for almost 100 days, but there are provocations by illegal armed groups to disrupt it. Yesterday, during such enemy shelling, unfortunately, two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and two others were wounded. The situation on the ground is currently being handled by the Chief of the General Staff, and Ukraine today initiated an urgent meeting of the TCG working group on security.
Andriy Yermak also informed the ambassadors that an active dialogue is underway at the level of advisors of the "Normandy Four" in the context of preparations for the forthcoming summit of the leaders of the Normandy format.
The Head of the Office of the President called on the ambassadors of the G7 countries and their governments to support Ukraine in defending its positions and urge all parties to adhere to the regime of silence.