President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
The Secretary General of the Alliance expressed condolences over Russia's killing of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Olenivka.
The President of Ukraine separately informed Jens Stoltenberg about the situation on the battlefield and the need for Ukraine to quickly receive more heavy weapons from NATO member states in order to successfully repulse Russian attacks and proceed to a further counteroffensive.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of receiving non-lethal military aid from the Alliance as soon as possible in the framework of the comprehensive package approved at the Madrid NATO Summit. He emphasized the importance of ensuring the full financing of this assistance.
The President separately discussed with the Secretary General of the Alliance the status of processing Ukraine's requests to NATO regarding aid in humanitarian demining and expressed hope for the acceleration of the supply of the necessary equipment.
Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the agreement on unblocking the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea ports and the dispatch of the first ship with grain from Odesa.
The Head of State invited the Secretary General of NATO to participate in the online summit of the Crimea Platform on August 23.