Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva had a phone conversation with Foreign Affairs and Defense Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Geoffrey van Leeuwen.
Ihor Zhovkva informed the interlocutor about the current security situation in Donbas and the growing military presence of the Russian Federation along the borders of Ukraine. He stressed the importance of a decisive and coordinated position of the international community, especially the EU and NATO, in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and noted the firm position of the Netherlands on this issue.
The parties discussed the next NATO Summit in Madrid in 2022, primarily in the context of the invitation for our country to participate in the event, and its expected results.
Special attention during the conversation was paid to the realization of Ukraine's European aspirations. Ihor Zhovkva informed the interlocutor about the practical steps of our state to achieve this strategic goal.
The interlocutors touched upon the epidemic situation in Ukraine and the Netherlands, as well as the steps taken by the two countries to counter the spread of COVID-19.