President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy expects that the new government of the Federal Republic of Germany will not only keep its support for Ukraine, but also strengthen it. The Head of State said this during a press marathon "30 questions to the President of Ukraine".
He said that during yesterday's phone conversation with the current Chancellor Angela Merkel, among other things, he discussed the coalition agreement of the new German government, which contains many positive signals for our country.
"Angela Merkel believes that Germany's policy towards Ukraine will remain unchanged. And I think it should be even better than it was. But these will depend on my talks with the new chancellor," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
"I, like any progressive person, expect concrete things and results that would help us economically, in energy independence, and in the issue of silence in the Ukrainian Donbas. Powerful sanctions policy until our territories are returned to us. Guarantees on gas and other energy resources from Germany. The maximum pressure on Russia to end the military conflict in Donbas. The war, which has been going on for eight years," the President added.
The President also noted that he would like to see practical steps to ensure the energy security of Ukraine and Europe. In particular, according to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, European leaders should consider the implementation of Nord Stream 2 not only from the point of view of business - this gas pipeline should not become another resource for Russia, which it will use in negotiations.
With the support of Germany, the continuation of multilateral negotiations on the continuation of gas transit can be initiated. Ukraine also intends to develop its renewable energy in cooperation with Germany and other European countries.
In addition, as the President noted, Germany and France are key partners in the issue of Ukraine's future membership in the European Union, as many countries listen to their views.
"I would very much like the new German chancellor to be clearer about Ukraine's membership in the European Union and not be afraid of a backlash from the states that oppose it," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, expressing confidence that they will have good relations.