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PRESS RELEASE : Andriy Yermak had a phone call with advisors to the President of the United States, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the President of France [October 2022]

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 26 October 2022.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak had a phone call with U.S. President’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, British Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser Timothy Barrow and French President’s Diplomatic Adviser Emmanuel Bonne.

Andriy Yermak informed the interlocutors about the situation on the frontline, as well as about the intensified shelling of Ukrainian cities and critical infrastructure facilities by Russia with the use of missiles and Iranian kamikaze drones.

In this context, the urgent need to urgently receive from the partner states a sufficient number of air defense means to be able to effectively counter Russian missile terror was emphasized. The opinion was expressed that the development of an effective air defense system in Ukraine should become one of the elements of security guarantees.

The interlocutors separately discussed a block of issues related to the development of security guarantees for Ukraine in the context of the elaboration of the position document by the Yermak-Rasmussen International Expert Group.

During the negotiations, there was a thorough exchange of views regarding the latest provocative statements by the Russian side about the alleged intentions of Ukraine to use a “dirty bomb”. It was emphasized that such accusations are completely groundless and that they are part of a disinformation campaign conducted by Putin’s Russia against our state.

The Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine spoke about measures to respond to such accusations by the Kremlin. The representatives of the USA, Great Britain and France were informed about the readiness to receive a delegation of IAEA experts who will be able to convince themselves of the groundlessness of the Russian accusations. The interlocutors highly praised Ukraine’s efforts to involve the Agency in solving this situation.

The parties agreed that the democratic world should do everything possible to prevent Russia from using nuclear weapons or a “dirty bomb” against our country.