President of Ukraine

The Head of State meets with the Minister of Defence of the Netherlands

2 November 2023 - 17:58

The Head of State meets with the Minister of Defence of the Netherlands

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Kajsa Ollongren, who was on a visit to our country.

The Head of State expressed gratitude to Kajsa Ollongren for her significant attention to Ukraine and her multiple visits to our country since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion.

"The Netherlands has stayed with us from the very first days of the Russian aggression. We highly value having such powerful partners and true friends," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President of Ukraine also praised the productive dialogue with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, including the outcomes of a telephone call that took place on October 30th.

"We are grateful to the Netherlands for important decisions in support of Ukraine, made during critical times. These decisions have served as a signal to other partners, as was the case with the Patriot and F-16. This is significant support for our army and our people," the Head of State said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy provided information on the situation on the battlefield.

The further support from the Netherlands in strengthening the capabilities of Ukrainian defenders and the security of the grain corridor were discussed in detail.

They also exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East.

At the end of the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented Kajsa Ollongren with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, III class, for her significant personal contribution to strengthening intergovernmental cooperation, supporting Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity.