Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held a phone call with Foreign Policy Secretary of the President of Bulgaria Roussi Ivanov.
During the conversation, Ihor Zhovkva briefed his colleague on the current situation on the frontline, in particular in the context of the recent missile attacks on Kyiv and other regions of the country by the Russian aggressor.
The Deputy Head of the Presidential Office expressed gratitude to the Bulgarian side for providing important and diverse support to Ukraine in this difficult time for our country.
The parties discussed preparations and Ukraine's expectations from the July NATO Summit in Vilnius.
"Now, even before Ukraine becomes a full member of NATO, we need to receive effective security guarantees for our country from the Alliance. We hope for Bulgaria's support in this area as well," said Ihor Zhovka.
Roussi Ivanov reaffirmed Bulgaria's principled support for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations and expressed hope for intensified bilateral cooperation in this area after the appointment of the new Bulgarian government.
Ihor Zhovkva thanked the Bulgarian side for its consistent support of Ukraine on its European integration path.
The interlocutors exchanged views on resolving the situation related to the restriction of exports of Ukrainian agricultural products to Bulgaria. Ihor Zhovkva emphasized the inadmissibility of extending the respective temporary restrictions by the European Commission beyond June 5 and proposed that Bulgaria join the joint EU-Bulgaria Coordination Platform to develop an optimal solution for the export of Ukrainian agricultural products as soon as possible.
In conclusion, Ihor Zhovkva expressed hope that Bulgaria would join the coalition of states to establish a special tribunal for the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine.