President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is on a visit to our country to participate in the events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy.
"I want to thank you for this visit, it is very important for us. We had many different meetings with you, but the most important thing is that on such important days for Ukraine, for the history of our state, on the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, Germany supports Ukraine at the highest level," the Ukrainian leader said at the beginning of the meeting.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Germany is an important partner of Ukraine in Europe, with which our state seeks to strengthen bilateral relations.
"Ukraine expects that a coalition will be formed as a result of the parliamentary elections in Germany, which will contribute to Ukrainian-German relations and support the European perspective for our country," he said.
During the talks, special attention was paid to the issue of a peaceful settlement in Donbas. The Ukrainian Head of State stressed that Ukraine is trying to intensify the work of all negotiation formats in order to achieve peace in the east and restore sovereignty and territorial integrity.
"We look forward to further effective support from Germany. We very much appreciate Berlin's mediation efforts within the Normandy format," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
The President of Ukraine noted the important role of Germany in the activities of the Crimea Platform.
"We are grateful to Germany for participating in the summit and joining its final declaration," he said.
The leaders discussed energy security issues of Ukraine and Europe.
"The launch of Nord Stream 2 means a significant escalation of threats to Ukraine and Europe. It is important for Ukraine to get a clear international legal mechanism that will guarantee security," the Ukrainian President stressed.
The interlocutors also discussed support for Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Volodymyr Zelenskyy drew the attention of his German counterpart to the expectations of our state in the context of further integration with the EU and NATO and expressed hope for support from Germany.