President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the first negotiations in the format of the Lublin Triangle

2 December 2021 - 18:11

Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the first negotiations in the format of the Lublin Triangle

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a video conference with President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda and President of Poland Andrzej Duda.

The President of Ukraine noted the symbolism of today's talks, which are taking place on the days when we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the recognition of our country's independence by Poland and Lithuania.

"It is no coincidence that Poland and Lithuania were among the first to recognize our independence. Today, when Russia has temporarily occupied part of our territory - the Crimean peninsula - and when we have a difficult situation, the war in the east of our country, you are also the first to support Ukraine, our sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The Presidents discussed and positively assessed the state and dynamics of interstate relations, the strategic nature of which is confirmed by the concrete and important content of cooperation. They also positively noted the activities of tripartite mechanisms of cooperation, in particular the joint Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian brigade (LitPolUkrbrig).

The leaders of Poland and Lithuania reaffirmed their full support for Ukraine's course towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. In addition, they noted the progress of our country in the implementation of transformations, in particular the importance of Volodymyr Zelenskyy's steps in the fight against oligarchic structures, on the way to bringing our country closer to the standards of EU and NATO membership.

Assessments of the situation on the border with Belarus were exchanged. The Presidents were unanimous about the hybrid and artificial nature of the migration crisis, which requires a decisive and coordinated response.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed his colleagues about the security situation around our country related to the concentration of Russian troops and weapons along the Ukrainian border. The steps that Ukraine is taking and intends to take to intensify the peace process were discussed separately.

The President of Ukraine thanked the partners, emphasizing that "today we are working together to make our region a region of stability and security."

The heads of state also agreed on the importance of maintaining coordinated and effective sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation by the international community until the full restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The security threat posed by Nord Stream 2 to the region and Europe as a whole was discussed separately. The parties agreed to continue coordinating joint efforts to counter this geopolitical project.

Following the talks, the Presidents of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland approved a joint statement.