President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the United States of America Joseph Biden.
The President expressed gratitude to the United States and personally to Joseph Biden for a strong and unwavering support for Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and for the U.S. leadership in mobilizing the world community to deter Russian aggression.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the comment of the President of the United States on the importance of maintaining the U.S. diplomatic presence in Ukraine and assured of further stable work of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
The President of Ukraine thanked for the appropriate assistance provided by the United States, in particular in the form of lethal defensive weapons. Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed hope that the United States would take further steps to enhance defense cooperation and strengthen our state's defense capabilities.
The President of Ukraine stressed the importance of supporting the economic and financial stability of our country in the current situation. The leaders discussed concrete steps by the United States to increase financial support for Ukraine, both bilaterally and by involving international financial institutions.
The Presidents of Ukraine and the United States also discussed the results of the recent Normandy talks at the level of political advisers. Joseph Biden commended the agreement reached on an unconditional return to the ceasefire. Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted Ukraine's readiness to hold a meeting in the Normandy format at the level of leaders in the near future.
This is the second conversation between the leaders of Ukraine and the United States since the beginning of the year, which demonstrates profound strategic cooperation between our countries and sets good dynamics for 2022.