President of Ukraine

President's Office hosted the first meeting in extended format with G20 ambassadors

10 March 2021 - 21:28

President's Office hosted the first meeting in extended format with G20 ambassadors

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak met with the Ambassadors of the G20 countries. From now on, such consultations will take place regularly.

Andriy Yermak told diplomats about the current situation in Donbas. According to him, within a few months since the introduction of the ceasefire, this has been a significant achievement, as during this time many Ukrainian servicemen have been saved. But recently, unfortunately, the regime of silence has been increasingly violated by the enemy, causing Ukraine to lose its defenders.

The Head of the Office of the President stressed the importance of adhering to the ceasefire regime as a fundamental condition for progress in the negotiations in the Normandy and Minsk formats.

To this end, additional measures will be discussed to strengthen control over the ceasefire, in particular in the security working group of the Trilateral Contact Group.

Andriy Yermak thanked Ukraine's partners from the "Normandy Four" - France and Germany for their proposals and efforts to achieve peace in Donbas. He said that a video conference of advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format states would be held in the near future to discuss the settlement of the conflict.

Roman Mashovets, Deputy Head of the Presidential Office, told the diplomats about the operational situation in Donbas.

Andriy Yermak also informed the ambassadors about the holding of the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform initiated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Ukraine on the eve of the 30th anniversary of independence. He expressed hope for the presence of a large number of partners and friends of Ukraine at this important event.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva added that the Crimean Platform, in which G20 leaders are invited to participate, is first and foremost a tool for returning the issue of Crimea to the international agenda.

"President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants to discuss specific tools for the deoccupation of Crimea, protection of the rights of people living on the peninsula. Ukraine wants to present a working tool, and we are actively developing this tool around the clock," Ihor Zhovkva said.

According to Andriy Yermak, the President's team is looking with great prospects at expanding the diplomatic, political and economic horizons of cooperation with the G20 countries. He proposed to consider opportunities and new options for Ukraine's participation in regional formats for greater integration with neighboring European countries, to establish work with neighbors in the Black Sea at the highest level.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President Yulia Svyrydenko expressed confidence that Ukraine would be able to successfully resolve key issues in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund in the coming months.

She noted that the Office of the President and the government focused on anticorruption policy, fiscal service reform, and judicial reform. Yulia Svyrydenko also stressed the importance of reducing the influence of oligarchs on the Ukrainian economy, announced the introduction of tools to facilitate access of business to credit resources, as well as the creation of a foreign investment agency.

"We want to attract institutional and private investors so that Ukraine can become an interesting market for foreign investment increasing its human potential by gaining experience, knowledge, skills and contacts. We will travel and represent Ukraine on all continents and we will be glad if you can help establish contacts with your investment funds and financial development institutions,” Andriy Yermak said, addressing the G20 ambassadors.