Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak is convinced that our state, together with foreign partners, will do everything possible to prevent a possible escalation on the part of the Russian Federation and to establish peace in eastern Ukraine.
He said this during an online meeting organized by the American think tank Atlantic Council, moderated by the director of the Eurasian Center at the Atlantic Council, former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst.
"Today, when there is a threat of escalation from Russia, we feel perhaps the strongest support for Ukraine since its independence," said Andriy Yermak.
He noted that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and representatives of his team are in constant contact with all Ukraine's international partners.
Andriy Yermak stressed that no security issues in Europe can be discussed without our state and security on the European continent cannot be discussed without ending the war in eastern Ukraine. That is why our state commends the position declared by the partners regarding the observance of the principle "nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine".
The Head of the President's Office also stressed the importance of ensuring Ukraine's energy security, which is seriously threatened by the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if it takes place. That is why our state must receive concrete guarantees of its energy security, which is an integral part of Europe’s energy security.
Andriy Yermak noted that even in such difficult times, Ukraine is carrying out real historical reforms in difficult conditions. According to him, these transformations face significant opposition from the old corrupt oligarchic system. That is why President Volodymyr Zelenskyy initiated the adoption of the law on de-oligarchization, which is not aimed against individuals and freedom of speech and the media, but is the first step and framework document to end bribery of parliamentarians and the influence of oligarchs on political decisions.