President of Ukraine

The issue of support for Ukraine has received a prominent place in the new coalition agreement of the future German government - Ihor Zhovkva

25 November 2021 - 17:24

Significant attention was paid to the issue of support for Ukraine in the text of the coalition agreement, which was presented by the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party of Germany, said Deputy Head of the President's Office Ihor Zhovkva.

"In Ukraine, not only has this process been closely monitored, but in recent months we have also been actively working with key representatives of these political forces. After all, the continuity of Germany's support for Ukraine is of key importance to us. Germany has traditionally played a leading role both in the peace process in Donbas and in shaping the EU's position on Ukraine. And it is also a strategic partner for Ukraine," said the Deputy Head of the Office of the President.

Ihor Zhovkva stressed that due to systematic work with the German political elite, we managed to include a number of important provisions in support of our state in the text of the coalition agreement.

"First of all, it is the support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state. Coalition partners demand that Russia stop the destabilization of Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea, as well as ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements, to which sanctions against Russia are tied,” the Deputy Head of the Office of the President stressed.

Important attention in the coalition agreement is also paid to the deepening of the energy partnership with Ukraine, in particular in the issues of renewable energy sources, production of "green" hydrogen and increase of energy efficiency.

Although the text does not explicitly mention Nord Stream 2, the agreement also contains a clear provision on the application of European energy legislation to energy political projects. "It is worth paying attention to the use of the term "political" to make it clear what kind of project is implied," said Ihor Zhovkva.

The Deputy Head of the Office of the President stressed that the text of the coalition agreement contains provisions to support Ukraine's European integration aspirations. In particular, the aspirations of our state to become a member of the European Union are clearly recognized. In addition, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are mentioned in the context of the Eastern Partnership initiative, so the Associated Trio initiative launched by the three countries has become a new reality in the Eastern European region.

"On the basis of these provisions, we will continue to work both in the context of preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit scheduled for December and with a view to signing, I hope, in the near future a bilateral declaration with Germany recognizing Ukraine's European aspirations," said Ihor Zhovkva.

The Deputy Head of the Office of the President stressed that Ukraine looks forward to the completion of the formation of a new German government in order to start cooperation in many areas of the broad agenda.