President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with the President of the European Council

22 August 2019 - 21:03

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

Donald Tusk shared the Ukrainian President’s concern as regards the statements on the possible return of Russia to the G7.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the EU to demonstrate a resolute position on the inadmissibility of Russia’s return to the G7 until the reasons that caused Russia’s expulsion from the G7 - occupation of Crimea and aggression in Donbas - are eliminated.

Donald Tusk assured the Ukrainian leader of the EU’s unwavering joint position of solidarity with Ukraine and promised that he would defend the given position during the G7 summit in France on August 24-26.

In addition, the President of Ukraine submitted separate letters to all G7 leaders with a request to further increase their support for Ukraine.