Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held phone consultations with Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic Fernando Morgado and Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Spain Emma Aparici.
The interlocutors were informed about the liberation by the Armed Forces of Ukraine of a significant number of settlements in the Southern and Eastern directions. The Deputy Head of the President's Office expressed his belief that the uninterrupted supply of the necessary weapons will enable our troops to continue returning the territories temporarily occupied by Russia.
Ihor Zhovkva thanked Spain and Portugal for strongly condemning the so-called referenda and conveyed the words of gratitude from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the heads of government of these countries for their clear position on non-recognition of another attempt to illegally annex Ukrainian territories. The Deputy Head of the President's Office emphasized the importance of further steps in response to the recent actions of the Russian Federation, in particular through strengthening sanctions.
The parties discussed the implementation of Ukraine's course on Euro-Atlantic integration. Ihor Zhovkva informed Fernando Morgado and Emma Aparici in detail about the application for joining NATO, which was signed by the President together with the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and the Prime Minister on September 30, 2022.
"We count on substantive consideration of this issue by the members of the Alliance. It is important that during such a discussion the proposals of Ukraine, which were presented by the Yermak-Rasmussen working group in the framework of the Kyiv Security Compact, be taken into account," Ihor Zhovkva emphasized.