Zelensky, Bas discuss security assistance to Ukraine
“The parties discussed, first of all, further defense assistance to Ukraine by Germany, as well as strengthening of sanctions against the Russian aggressor,” the press service of the Head of State informs.
Zelensky thanked Germany for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and praised the adoption by the Bundestag of a resolution calling on the German government to expand and speed up the provision of heavy weapons to Ukraine.
The President stressed that Ukraine expects from Germany a strong and confident leadership in helping our country in the fight against the Russian aggressor. Particular attention was paid to Ukraine’s movement towards EU membership. Zelensky expressed his conviction that official Berlin supports the provision of the candidate status to Ukraine.
The Head of State thanked Germany for the financial support to Ukraine's economy and called on Germany to play a leading role in rebuilding the Ukrainian territories destroyed by the Russian army.
For her part, Bärbel Bas thanked Volodymyr Zelensky for the meeting. She noted that it is very important for her to be in Ukraine on May 8 and to be able to honor the memory of the victims of World War II.
As reported, President of the German Bundestag Bärbel Bas arrived in Kyiv on May 8.
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