President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Charles Michel.
The main focus of the conversation was on the coordination of international political and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the security situation around our country.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that it is important for Ukraine to maintain the unity of all EU member states in protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state. Ukraine will not give in to provocations, but will remain calm and patient together with its partners.
"I am grateful to you, Mr. President of the European Council, and to the leaders of the EU countries, whose diplomats remain in our country and support us doing their job," he said.
The interlocutors also discussed the preparation by the European Union of a broad package of preventive economic, political and security sanctions that could restrain potential further escalation already at the current stage.
The President of Ukraine stressed the need to ensure the stable development of the domestic economy in the current security situation. In this regard, he thanked the European Union for the timely decision to provide macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1.2 billion euros, which was adopted, in particular, following his recent conversation with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
The leaders coordinated their positions on further dialogue between Ukraine and the European Union in 2022. The date of the next, 24th Ukraine-EU Summit will be set in the near future. In the middle of this year, an energy business forum will be held in Kyiv with the participation of the European Commission leadership, international partners, as well as European and international business in order to jointly discuss risks to energy security of the whole Europe.