President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
The Head of State informed about the development of the security situation in the east of our country given the tensions around the Ukrainian border, as well as about Ukraine’s efforts aimed at a peaceful settlement.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked for the unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state, in particular for the strong signals expressed by Ursula von der Leyen during her recent visit to Washington.
The parties discussed the aggravation of the situation on the European-Belarusian and Ukrainian-Belarusian borders. The interlocutors stated that this situation is a hybrid attack that requires joint efforts and cooperation.
The President of Ukraine informed the President of the European Commission about the steps taken by our state to enhance security on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.
In this context, the ways of expanding cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in the field of migration and the possibility of attracting EU assistance for the arrangement of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border were discussed.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ursula von der Leyen also discussed Europe's energy security in detail. In this regard, the President of Ukraine reiterated that the Nord Stream 2 project is primarily a security threat to the whole of Europe.
The President of Ukraine presented a number of proposals aimed at preventing the energy crisis in Europe. In particular, the interlocutors discussed the idea of creating a regional platform for strengthening energy security.
The President of Ukraine stressed that our state is ready to reduce the cost of gas transit through its territory and provide its own underground storage facilities for storage of strategic fuel reserves.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the EU for the payment of the second tranche of macro-financial assistance in the amount of 600 million euros at the end of October in the framework of the agreements reached during the 23rd Ukraine-European Union Summit.