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PRESS RELEASE : Head of Office of President of Ukraine holds meeting with group of members of UK Parliament [September 2022]

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 10 September 2022.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a meeting with a delegation of members of the UK Parliament, which included representatives of four political forces: the Conservative Party – Robert Seely and Jonathan Djanogly, the Labour Party – Fleur Anderson, Liam Byrne and Stephen Doughty, Liberal Democrats – Richard Foord and the Scottish National Party – Stuart McDonald.

Yermak expressed his sincere condolences to the British parliamentarians with regard to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“We share your loss and grieve together with the people of the UK,” the head of the President’s Office said.

During the negotiations, Yermak briefed the delegation in detail on the situation at the front and the course of events. He said that the security support of our country from partners played an important role in the recent successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, along with the commitment of Ukrainian defenders.

“The UK is our key ally. We highly appreciate all the help you provide to Ukraine in our struggle for freedom and democracy,” Yermak said, noting the importance of further intensification of such support.

Separately, the meeting participants discussed the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of our country, paid attention to the extremely important issue of the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war. In this regard, the Ukrainian side is counting on increased pressure on the aggressor from the international community.

Yermak informed the partners about the work that is being done to develop a mechanism for new security guarantees for Ukraine, without which stable peace in Europe and the world in general is impossible. The head of the President’s Office noted the importance of the key role of the UK in the future mechanism.

The issue of coordinating the foreign policy activities of Kyiv and London in certain regions, in particular in Latin America, was also raised.

“We will be grateful for support from the UK in strengthening and expanding the anti-war coalition,” the head of the Office of the President said.

At the meeting, attention was paid to the importance of strengthening macro-financial assistance, which should be facilitated by the intensification of joint work with international financial institutions.

Yermak also emphasized the importance of increasing sanctions pressure on the aggressor, as well as recognizing Russia as a terrorist state and said: “Russia behaves like a terrorist, it is a terrorist and should be officially recognized it.”

At the end of the meeting, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the UK parliamentarians. Among other things, the important role of the Ukrainian President’s address to the British Parliament early March this year was noted.