President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Olaf Scholz discussed defense support for Ukraine

24 January 2024 - 19:10

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Olaf Scholz discussed defense support for Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone call with Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz.

The Head of State thanked the Chancellor for his personal efforts aimed to ensure comprehensive long-term support for Ukraine in countering Russian aggression and increase defense assistance to €8 billion for the current year.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised the recent decision to transfer six Sea King Mk41 helicopters to Ukraine. He informed the German Chancellor of the current situation on the frontline and the priority needs of Ukrainian defenders.

The parties had a detailed discussion of further defense cooperation, particularly bolstering Ukraine's air defense system to protect the skies from Russian aerial terror, and providing Ukraine's defenders with artillery and armored vehicles.

The President noted Germany's significant role in rallying EU partners to enhance defense support for Ukraine.

The parties also touched upon the start of the actual negotiation process on Ukraine's accession to the EU. Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Olaf Scholz for Germany's important role in this regard.

The President of Ukraine and the Chancellor of Germany also discussed the necessity of the EU providing macro-financial aid to our country.

Additionally, the leaders discussed the preparation of an agreement between Ukraine and Germany on security commitments and bilateral political dialogue for the near future.