Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Roman Mashovets met with a foreign delegation led by Minister of Defense of the Republic of Slovenia Marjan Šarec. The delegation also included the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Slovenia, Major General Robert Glavaš.
The parties discussed the current security situation in Ukraine in the context of the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation and ways of further assistance from Slovenia in matters of improving our country's defense capabilities. The interlocutors focused in detail on Russian terrorist airstrikes on the civilian infrastructure of Ukraine and the tactics of the enemy's use of cruise missiles and Iranian drones.
Roman Mashovets thanked the representatives of the Republic of Slovenia for the support provided, especially regarding weapons and military equipment, and urged to continue to be a powerful advocate of the interests of our country in international organizations. He once again emphasized that today Ukraine defends not only its territory, but also the future and democratic values of the European continent.
Marjan Šarec confirmed his country's unwavering position in support of Ukraine for restoring its territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders. He emphasized Slovenia's willingness to actively join the European Union mission to provide military assistance to Ukraine, the first stage of which envisages training of up to 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers according to NATO standards.
In addition, the Slovenian side announced the preparation of the next tranche of material and technical assistance, which, among other things, will include demining equipment.
Slovenia will also continue to provide support to Ukrainian citizens who were forced to leave their homes and found refuge on its territory.