Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a meeting with President of the Parliamentary Committee for the Security of the Italian Republic, representative of the "Brothers of Italy" party Adolfo Urso.
The Head of the President’s Office highly appreciated Italy's support for our country in the defense, financial and humanitarian spheres, noting the important role of Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the Italian Parliament in making important decisions for Ukraine.
Andriy Yermak also noted the personal role of Adolfo Urso as the President of the Parliamentary Committee for the Security of the Italian Republic (COPASIR) and expressed gratitude for the committee's firm position in support of the proposals of the Italian government regarding military-technical assistance to Ukraine and countering Russian hybrid threats.
"Italy's support for Ukraine from the very beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression against our country has become the best manifestation of our traditional friendship and partnership," he emphasized.
The Head of the President's Office expressed hope for maintaining a high level of support for Ukraine from Italy even after the September 25 parliamentary elections and the formation of a new government. In this regard, the need to establish contacts at the highest level with the new Italian leadership as soon as possible after the completion of the relevant political processes was noted.
The parties separately discussed the importance of preparing a new package of defense assistance from Italy, as well as ways to overcome the negative consequences of Russian energy blackmail for this country and the whole of Europe.