While on a working trip to Mykolaiv, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone call with Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz.
The Head of State thanked Olaf Scholz for the latest defense package from Germany worth more than €1 billion and the efficient implementation of the agreements.
“Our agreements in Granada are being successfully implemented. I am especially grateful for the latest large military aid package, which includes Patriot and IRIS-T systems, as well as ammunition for them, that are critical to our resilience this winter," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President informed the Federal Chancellor of the current frontline situation, particularly Russia’s failed offensive attempts and catastrophic losses near Avdiivka, Donetsk region.
The leaders also discussed the situation in the Middle East and agreed on the importance of preventing further escalation of violence and war expansion.
The Head of State also expressed gratitude to the Chancellor for keeping the same level of support for Ukraine despite the situation in the Middle East.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed the interlocutor about the course of implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula and, in particular, the preparation of the next meeting at the level of national security advisors to be held in Malta at the end of the month.
According to the President, Ukraine looks forward to the participation of a representative of Germany in this meeting.
In addition, the participants also focused on the preparation for the upcoming Ukrainian-German Business Forum in Berlin.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also spoke about the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the legislation necessary for the implementation of the European Commission's recommendations to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU.