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Coordination of agreements of the President of Ukraine: online meeting with representatives of the Office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom took place in the Office of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine

30 May 2023 - 22:21

On behalf of the President and the Head of the Presidential Office and in order to coordinate the implementation of the agreements reached by Volodymyr Zelenskyy following the talks with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak during his visit to the United Kingdom and participation in the G7 Summit, Deputy Heads of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva, Roman Mashovets and Andriy Sybiha held a video call with the UK delegation headed by National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Timothy Barrow and Chief of the Defense Staff, Chief Military Advisor to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Antony Radakin.

The meeting was also attended by First Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk, Deputy Ministers of Defense Oleksandr Polishchuk and Denys Sharapov, First Deputy Minister for Strategic Industries Oleh Mozhnyi and others.

The main topic of the conversation was strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities and providing our country with effective security guarantees on its way to NATO membership. The relevant decisions are to be made at the NATO Summit in Vilnius in July this year.

Ihor Zhovkva thanked the UK for its strong support for Ukraine, in particular in the issues of military assistance, leadership in supplying advanced weapons to bolster defense capabilities, and a leading role in creating an aviation coalition.

"The aviation coalition aimed at implementing the aviation component of the Ukrainian concept "Ukraine's Sky Shield" should start working in the near future: from training Ukrainian pilots now to getting Western-type combat aircraft in the shortest possible time," he said.

The Deputy Head of the Office of the President noted the effective highest-level dialogue that Ukraine and the UK managed to establish on these issues.

For his part, Roman Mashovets informed in detail about the current situation at the front, the ongoing Russian missile attacks on civilian infrastructure, and Ukraine's urgent needs for specific types and quantities of weapons that should be delivered as soon as possible. The British side was thoroughly informed about the conditions that would accelerate the de-occupation of Ukrainian territories and protect Ukrainian citizens from Russian terror.

The interlocutors also discussed the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula and the need to involve as many countries as possible, including the Global South, in the Global Peace Summit. The parties agreed that Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak would soon discuss the format, specific date and venue of the Global Peace Summit with his counterparts from other countries.

The importance of the International Conference on Ukraine's Recovery to be held in London in June was emphasized. The participants agreed that the Conference should help attract investment and increase financial support for Ukraine.

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