President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine holds meeting with Foreign Minister of Greece

19 October 2022 - 19:28

President of Ukraine holds meeting with Foreign Minister of Greece

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Nikos Dendias.

The head of state discussed with the head of the ministry of foreign affairs of Greece key issues of bilateral cooperation: strengthening support for Ukraine and sanctions pressure on Russia, as well as ensuring a tough consolidated response of the international community to the crimes of the Russian aggressor against our state.

Noting Greece's consistent support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders, Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude to the Greek government and society for effective assistance to our country in the fight against Russian aggression, primarily in the defense sphere, as well as for supporting Ukraine's initiative to include the historical center of the city of Odesa to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The President highly appreciated Greece's decisions and practical steps regarding the supply of infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine.

"We feel this support. I want to thank your society for the extremely warm attitude of Greeks to Ukrainians," he said.

Zelenskyy separately noted the principled and staunch stance of Greece during the adoption of the decision to grant Ukraine the European Union candidate status and expressed his confidence that Athens will continue to support our country on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The President briefed the interlocutor on the aftermath of missile terror by Russia, which seeks to destroy Ukraine's critical infrastructure, primarily energy, on the eve of winter and the beginning of the heating season.

"But the enemy is not capable of destroying the will of our people," the Head of State said and called on Greece to actively participate in the restoration of Ukraine, primarily in the energy sector.

Separately, Zelenskyy and Dendias discussed the prospects of stepping up interstate cooperation at the highest level.