Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva had a phone conversation with Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Hellenic Republic Maya Solomou.
Ihor Zhovkva informed his interlocutor about the escalation of the security situation in eastern Ukraine against the background of an increasing presence of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border. He thanked for Greece's continued support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and noted the importance of solidarity of NATO and EU partners with our country in the face of aggravated Russian aggression.
The Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine expressed greetings on the occasion of the recent 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. He stressed that the history of the Greek Revolution is closely linked with Ukraine, in particular with the city of Odesa, where the national liberation organization "Filiki Eteria" was established.
The parties discussed the results of a phone conversation between the Presidents of Ukraine and Greece, which took place in February, and further steps to develop a bilateral political dialogue at the highest level.
Ihor Zhovkva reiterated the invitation to President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou to visit Ukraine to participate in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform and events marking the 30th anniversary of our country's independence.
In the context of the discussion of preparations for the Crimean Platform summit, the importance of keeping the topic of deoccupation of Crimea on the agenda of the international community was stressed. The Deputy Head of the Office of the President stressed that as a result of the Russian aggression, part of the Greek community in Ukraine found itself in the temporarily occupied territories of the east and in Crimea.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the epidemic situation and the course of vaccination in Ukraine and Greece. Maya Solomou agreed on the importance of speeding up the EU's Eastern European partners' access to certified vaccines, in particular through the COVAX mechanism.