Today, diplomatic support for Ukraine and the amount of military-technical assistance provided by partners are the largest since 2014. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his speech at the opening ceremony of the seventh session of the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation.
The Head of State stressed that foreign support for Ukraine now unites almost the whole world, and Ukrainians must be united in domestic politics.
The President said that last week he had talks with the leaders of the European Council, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, France and the United States, ambassadors of the G7, representatives of the UN, NATO, the EU, the IMF and the OSCE.
"In total 80 representatives of foreign countries and international organizations. They are united in supporting our state," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Also, according to him, thanks to unity, the Normandy format was unblocked, which gave hope for de-escalation and peaceful settlement in Donbas.
"For the first time since 2019, all four parties have agreed on a joint final statement. We are actively working to agree on the date of the next meeting of advisers in Berlin in the coming days, where, I hope, there will be an agreement on a meeting of the leaders of the Normandy Four,” said the President.
He also reminded that with a view to continue the joint initiative with President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, a meeting of ministers of the two countries was held in Kyiv recently, during which mutually beneficial agreements were reached in trade, investment, transportation and transit of goods.
The President added that the Prime Ministers of Great Britain, Poland, the Netherlands and the President of Turkey will arrive in Kyiv this week.
"Such an intensity of visits is a serious factor in stabilization… No one decides our fate behind our backs - everyone comes to us. Our partners are ready to lend us a shoulder. This is very important, and we are grateful to our partners for that," the Head of State stressed.
According to him, Ukraine, Great Britain and Poland are creating a new format of political cooperation in Europe. The signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Turkey is also being prepared.
"Diplomatic support for Ukraine since 2014 is the greatest, unconditional and ongoing. Military-technical assistance to Ukraine since 2014 is the largest, invaluable and ongoing," Volodymyr Zelenskyy summed up.