President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with the Secretary General of NATO

19 January 2022 - 16:57

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The conversation focused on diplomatic efforts aimed at de-escalating the security situation around Ukraine.

The Secretary General briefed the President on the outcome of the recent NATO-Russia Council meeting and the prospects for further negotiations with Russia on European security issues.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed gratitude to Jens Stoltenberg for the consistent position of the Alliance in support of sovereignty and independence, as well as Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Ukraine. He separately noted the principled position of NATO as regards commitment to open door policy.

The President expressed hope for greater practical support from the Alliance and its member states in strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities and our country's ability to counter modern threats, including cyberattacks.