Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva took part in a working meeting of foreign policy and national security advisers to the Presidents of the Baltic States and Poland, which took place in Vilnius.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov also took part in the event on behalf of the Ukrainian side.
During the meeting, Ihor Zhovkva informed the participants in detail about the current security situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine in view of the recent increase in Russia's military presence along the Ukrainian border.
The interlocutors were also informed about the numerous violations of the regime of silence in eastern Ukraine and the increase in the number of killed and wounded Ukrainian servicemen.
The Deputy Head of the Office of the President commended the solidarity of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the number of visits of high-ranking Baltic and Polish officials to our country over the past two months.
The participants also discussed in detail the situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea and the importance of ensuring regular monitoring of the security and humanitarian situation on the peninsula. Ihor Zhovkva spoke about the details of the Crimean Platform initiative of the President of Ukraine and noted the readiness of the Baltic States and Poland to join it.
Particular attention was paid to the priorities of Ukraine's strategic movement towards NATO, in particular in the context of the prospect of obtaining a Membership Action Plan. The advisers to the Presidents expressed readiness to continue supporting the Ukrainian state on this path.
The participants of the meeting also discussed the agenda of Ukraine-EU relations. Ihor Zhovkva especially thanked the Baltic States and Poland, which became the first EU member states to support our country's European prospect by concluding relevant declarations at the highest political level.
The diplomatic and national security advisers from the Baltic States and Poland expressed readiness to further assist Ukraine in implementing the priorities of its integration into NATO and the EU.
The participants of the event also had a meeting with President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.