President of Ukraine

We count on Denmark's support for the beginning of accession negotiations - Ihor Zhovkva

22 March 2023 - 20:07

We count on Denmark's support for the beginning of accession negotiations - Ihor Zhovkva

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held a meeting with the delegation of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Folketing (Parliament) of Denmark, headed by Committee Chairman Michael Aastrup Jensen.

The interlocutors exchanged views on countering Russian armed aggression and the security situation in Ukraine and the region. In this context, Ihor Zhovkva thanked Denmark for the recent decision to establish the Ukraine Support Fund in the amount of 1 billion dollars, as well as the allocation of the ninth package of defense support to our country in the amount of about 142 million dollars.

"The military assistance of our partners is the basis of Ukraine's success in returning its territories. We appreciate that Denmark is our reliable friend on this path. Denmark is an active contributor to the tank coalition. We positively consider the prospects of establishing an aviation coalition, in particular with the active participation of Denmark. We count on the increasing courage of each nation in the issue of expanding military aid to Ukraine and speeding up the pace of its delivery to the territory of our state," said the Deputy Head of the President's Office.

The interlocutors focused in detail on the modalities of the implementation of the Peace Formula of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian side's vision of security guarantees from foreign partners. In this context, Ukraine's expectations from this year's NATO summit in Vilnius and the prospect of Ukraine's membership in the Alliance were discussed.

"The NATO summit in Vilnius should become a milestone in the history of Ukraine's relations with the Alliance. We expect concrete practical results from the united North Atlantic community regarding the practical and political support for Ukraine's membership in NATO. Our state has proven its compliance with Alliance’s standards and interoperability with its armed forces on the battlefield. The Ukrainian army demonstrates operational mastery of Western weapons management and the maximum effectiveness of its use in the fight against the enemy," Ihor Zhovkva emphasized.

Separately, the parties touched upon the topic of European integration of Ukraine. The Deputy Head of the President's Office informed the Folketing deputies in detail about the course of reforming the country and the successes in the field of adapting Ukrainian legislation to the EU law.

"We count on Denmark's support for the EU's decision to start negotiations with Ukraine on accession. For its part, Ukraine is doing everything possible to prepare a high-quality basis for negotiations and to achieve the maximum possible success in reformation in order to ensure high rates of progress on the way to accession," Ihor Zhovkva summarized.