President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi.
The President commended the results of the December Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, especially the approval of an ambitious Economic and Investment Plan for the partner countries. This plan provides for the financing of reforms in a number of important areas by allocating funds for the implementation of specific projects.
In this regard, the President noted that one of the highest priorities for Ukraine is to ensure energy efficiency, because in 2022 our country will launch a program of "Large Thermal Modernization", which will insulate high-rise buildings, schools and hospitals across the country.
"Despite the current security challenges, Ukraine continues to implement important economic projects. Therefore, the decision of the EU to allocate almost 2 billion euros for the implementation of investment projects in Ukraine is a concrete manifestation of support from our European partners. Along with the previously adopted decision of the European Commission to provide macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1.2 billion euros, this is an important contribution to the stable development of the Ukrainian economy," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The President thanked the European Union for its strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country, and called for the preservation of the unity of all EU member states in these difficult conditions.
Specific measures to ensure energy security of Ukraine and the EU in the context of modern security challenges were discussed separately during the meeting.