President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery Penny Pritzker, who is on a visit to Ukraine.
The Head of State expressed gratitude to President of the United States Joseph Biden, the Congress and the American people for providing powerful defense, financial, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine to counteract full-scale Russian aggression.
"Your visit is a signal of strong support. It is important for us to understand that the United States is ready to help Ukraine get through the winter and protect critical infrastructure," the President said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that all of Ukraine's partners are well aware of the urgent need to strengthen our country's air defense system to protect cities, domestic export routes and critical infrastructure.
The issue of ensuring Ukraine's macro-financial stability in 2024 was raised.
The Head of State touched upon the topic of rebuilding our country.
"The recovery of Ukraine despite the ongoing Russian aggression is a priority, as it allows us to provide the necessary conditions for the struggle and victory of our state," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.
The President noted that reconstruction projects require private investment. Therefore, the Ukrainian side is counting on the active involvement of American business in long-term projects in the most promising sectors of the Ukrainian economy, such as agriculture, engineering, chemical industry, etc.
"The participation of American companies in the reconstruction of the Ukrainian energy system is of particular interest. This is especially topical on the eve of the winter period, when the aggressor is expected to intensify attacks on energy infrastructure facilities," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.
The Head of State noted that in order to attract investment, it is necessary to develop mechanisms to guarantee risks.
The issue of using frozen Russian assets as a significant source of funds for the reconstruction of Ukraine was also raised.