On the instructions of Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Deputy Heads of the Presidential Office Roman Mashovets and Ihor Zhovkva held a briefing for representatives of the embassies of the Baltic and Nordic countries in Ukraine on our country's resistance to a full-scale Russian invasion and the development of the capabilities of the Ukrainian defense forces.
Roman Mashovets thanked the Baltic and Nordic countries for their strong support for Ukraine in countering Russian aggression.
"This is very important, especially now, when serious operations are taking place. At the same time, air attacks on the entire territory of our country continue," he said.
The Deputy Head of the Presidential Office also noted the importance of the fact that this meeting is taking place on the eve of the NATO Summit in Vilnius.
For his part, Ihor Zhovkva emphasized that Ukraine seeks to receive a clear invitation to join NATO during the NATO Summit and counts on the support of the Baltic and Nordic states.
"This will be a very important signal for the Armed Forces and our society," he said.
During the briefing, the diplomats were informed about the general situation in Ukraine, the current situation on the frontline and the assessment of the prospects for further actions of Russian troops, which continue to strive to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and retain the land corridor to the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The diplomats of the Baltic States and Northern Europe were also provided with information on the capabilities to protect Ukrainian skies and the urgent needs of the Ukrainian air defense forces.
In addition, they were told about the consequences of the Russian occupiers' blowing up of the Kakhovka HPP dam.