An important topic of negotiations between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu and President of the European Council Charles Michel was security.
"Today, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova continue to defend their sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. They oppose external aggression and hybrid attacks," the Ukrainian President stressed in a statement to the media.
That is why, he said, he started his visit to Georgia by visiting the occupation line. "It not only divides Georgia and temporarily occupied Abkhazia. It distances people in the occupied territories from a normal, safe and dignified future. It must be acknowledged that the war has no nationality, no geographical feature. The pain I saw today is almost identical to what I see every month when I visit the touch line in Ukraine. Our friends from Moldova also know firsthand what annexation, occupation, war and the line of delimitation are,” he said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that everything possible should be done to make these lines disappear forever in the lands of the three countries.
"Today we have paid considerable attention to the development of security and defense cooperation in the Black Sea Region. The return of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov under the international maritime law and the restoration of navigation safety must be a priority for the world community. The Ukrainian Crimean Platform initiative can become an important tool for achieving this goal,” he said.
The President added that he would be glad to welcome the leaders present at its inaugural summit, which will take place in Kyiv on August 23.
The President also thanked for the release of two Ukrainian citizens - yachtsmen Yuri Khomych and Volodymyr Dyachenko. "I am glad that today we are returning to Ukraine not only with good results of the summit, but also with good news at the human level. Namely, we are coming back with two of our Ukrainian citizens who were detained. I would like to thank Mrs. President Salome Zourabichvili for her assistance in this matter," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.