President of Ukraine

Zelenskyy has telephone conversation with Biden

3 January 2022 - 11:57

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had the third in the recent period telephone conversation with U.S. President Joseph Biden, which lasted more than an hour and a half.

The key topic of the talks is the situation in the east and near the borders of our state. Zelenskyy praised the active role of the United States in its settlement, noting the importance of international legal steps planned for January 2022.

"I appreciate the support of the United States for our proposal to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in the coming days," the Ukrainian head of state said.

He expressed gratitude for the U.S. President's support for the principle of "nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine," as well as for the readiness of the United States to take decisive action if Russia's aggression against our state escalates.

The parties discussed the steps Ukraine is taking within the Minsk and Normandy formats, and stressed the importance of further diplomatic efforts.

"Today, it is about the future not only of Ukraine, but it is also about European security and world order based on rules and democratic values," Zelenskyy said.

The two leaders also discussed economic and energy security challenges. The President of Ukraine informed Biden about the progress of economic reforms in our country and the steps taken to strengthen stability and de-oligarchization.

During the talks the United States' continued support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and its European integration aspirations was reiterated.