Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva met with a delegation of deputies from the parliaments of EU member states and other countries that are members of the informal international network United 4 Ukraine.
Ihor Zhovkva informed the participants of the meeting about the security situation against the backdrop of the Russian military aggression. He stressed the urgent need for Ukraine to receive heavy weapons from international partners that can stop the Russian occupation forces.
"I expect that the participants of the meeting will help direct and unite the efforts of the parliaments of the EU member states and other states in supporting Ukraine in this matter," said the Deputy Head of the Office of the President.
According to Ihor Zhovkva, the strong sanctions pressure of the world community on Russia, in particular the expected introduction of the sixth package of EU sanctions, should deprive Russia of the resources to continue hostilities in Ukraine.
"In this regard, it is also important for Ukraine to maintain the unity of the positions of the European Union," he said.
In the context of discussing Ukraine's further progress towards EU membership, the importance of granting our country candidate status in the near future was noted. There are very high expectations in Ukrainian society in this regard.
Ihor Zhovkva praised the expert role of the United 4 Ukraine members in shaping public opinion about the current situation in Ukraine in their countries and expressed hope that they will continue to support our country to strengthen European security and promote European values.