On behalf of the President of Ukraine and in order to coordinate the implementation of the agreements reached during Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official visit to the Republic of Poland in early April, Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak, together with other members of the President's and government's team, held a scheduled video call with Secretary of State - Head of the International Policy Bureau at the Presidential Chancellery of the Republic of Poland Marcin Przydacz.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Heads of the Presidential Office Roman Mashovets, Ihor Zhovkva, Andriy Sybiha, Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Perebyinis, First Deputy Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk, Deputy Ministers of Defense Oleksandr Polishchuk and Volodymyr Havrylov, First Deputy Minister for Strategic Industries Oleh Mozhnyi and others.
The Polish side was represented by Secretary of State, Head of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland Jacek Siewiera, and Minister-Member of the Council of Ministers of Poland Michał Dworczyk.
Andriy Yermak thanked for the effective support of the President and the Government of Poland in strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities. He also emphasized the importance of Poland's leadership in promoting Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
The Polish delegation was briefed on the current challenges facing our country due to the Russian invasion, the current situation at the front, the actions of the Russian occupiers, and Russia's missile attacks on civilian infrastructure and Ukrainian citizens. The Ukrainian side emphasized that Western air defense systems are critical for reliable protection against enemy ballistic missile attacks. Representatives of the Office of the President and the Ukrainian Defense Forces discussed with the Polish delegation the state of bilateral cooperation in the field of defense support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva outlined the expectations of the Ukrainian side from the NATO Summit in Vilnius to be held in July. It was noted that Ukraine expects the allies to agree on a clear algorithm for Ukraine's movement towards NATO.
Andriy Yermak also outlined in detail the Ukrainian side's vision of security guarantees for Ukraine on its way to the Alliance and emphasized the importance of the most ambitious and concrete decisions of the NATO Summit in Vilnius.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on further steps to implement the Peace Formula of the President of Ukraine and prepare for the Global Peace Summit. The Polish side was briefed on the results of Volodymyr Zelenskyy's participation in the summits of the Arab League and the Group of Seven.
"Ukraine will never compromise on its territories. No negotiations with Russia are possible until it withdraws its troops from the territory of Ukraine," the Head of the Presidential Office emphasized.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation between Ukraine and Poland in order to strengthen our country's capabilities in protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity.