President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine had a conversation with Federal President of Germany 

17 January 2023 - 16:31

President of Ukraine had a conversation with Federal President of Germany 

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a video conference with Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The talks took place on the 31st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Germany.  

The Head of State noted the importance of new defense decisions adopted by the German leadership at the beginning of this year and praised Germany's significant support for Ukraine in humanitarian, financial and defense spheres since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia.

"Today I would like to thank Germany for the comprehensive assistance to Ukrainians. For the help that has made our army stronger, as well as for financial support. I would also like to thank the citizens of Germany for sheltering Ukrainians in this difficult period," Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.

The President informed the interlocutor on the situation on the frontline. 

In the context of the preparation of the meeting of defense ministers of the partner countries in the Ramstein format, Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the need to increase defense support for Ukraine in order to create conditions for the further liberation of the occupied Ukrainian territories.

The parties paid special attention to the discussion of the diplomatic process on the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula. "We rely on the leadership role of Germany in the implementation of our Peace Formula," the Head of State emphasized.

The leaders strongly condemned Russian missile and drone terror against the civilian Ukrainian population and the destruction of critical infrastructure in Ukraine. In this regard, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted Germany's assistance in strengthening the air defense of our country with the IRIS-T system, which has proven itself very well in protecting the sky and saving people, as well as the decision to provide Ukraine with Patriot air defense system and Marder infantry fighting vehicles. 

The President of Ukraine noted the crucial importance of assistance from the partners for the stabilization of the Ukrainian energy system and praised the assistance of Germany in the interregional and intercity interaction: "Our patronage over the Ukrainian-German network of municipalities gives its results. We can see this from the volume of interaction between the cities of our countries".

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the German side for the decision of the Bundestag to recognize the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

The leaders expressed hope for the speedy return of peace to the Ukrainian land. 

"We must bring this moment closer together. And I think we have every chance to get the long-awaited peace and the victory of common sense over aggression this year," the President concluded.