During a working visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in Eindhoven.
"We highly appreciate the leadership of the Netherlands in the comprehensive and powerful support for Ukraine," the Head of State noted and expressed hope that such a level of support from the Netherlands would be preserved after the parliamentary elections and the formation of the new government in that country.
The President informed the Prime Minister of the Netherlands on the situation on the frontline and the advancement of Ukrainian defenders. At the same time, he noted that our servicemen need increased assistance to achieve strategic goals on the battlefield.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked for the decision of the Dutch side to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets to enhance the protection of our sky, which is vital.
The President noted that the training of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets is to be completed as soon as possible.
The leaders discussed further upgrading Ukraine's air defense with modern anti-aircraft missile systems.
The Head of State also noted the role of the Netherlands in strengthening the defense forces of Ukraine with armored vehicles, in particular, readiness to participate in the CV90 IFV coalition, which is being established at the initiative of Sweden.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Netherlands for acceding to the Joint Declaration on security guarantees for Ukraine and for starting negotiations on a bilateral agreement with the Netherlands based on this declaration.
The President of Ukraine noted the leadership of the Netherlands in the implementation of the Peace Formula initiated by him and discussed with Mark Rutte the preparations for the future Global Peace Summit.
In addition, the Head of State expressed gratitude for the assistance package of EUR 120 million allocated by the Dutch government in June, part of which was immediately directed to eliminate the consequences of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam by Russian terrorists.
The parties discussed the possibility of providing grants for Ukrainian SMEs, as well as the participation of Dutch businesses in the reconstruction of Ukraine.