"Our agreements are being successfully implemented." Zelenskyy thanks Scholz for Patriot and IRIS-T systems
On October 20, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The Head of State thanked the head of the German government for the support provided by Germany to Ukraine.
In particular, Zelenskyy noted that Berlin consistently fulfills its obligations, including the transfer of Patriot and IRIS-T systems and ammunition as part of the recent large aid package. The president wrote about this on his Telegram channel.
According to Zelenskyy, during his conversation with Scholz, he thanked Germany for its strong and unwavering support, as well as for the recent military aid package worth more than a billion euros.
"What we talked about in Granada - all these agreements are being implemented. I am very grateful for the recent defense package, which, in particular, provides for the transfer of IRIS-T, Patriot and missiles to them, which are critically important for our resilience this winter," Zelenskyy said.
During the conversation, the Head of State also told the German Chancellor about the situation at the front, in particular, about the occupiers' attempts to attack near Avdiivka, which ended in failure and catastrophic losses for the enemy.
The war in the Middle East was another topic of discussion during the talks.
"We discussed the situation in the Middle East and agreed on the importance of preventing further escalation of violence and expansion of the conflict. I am grateful to Germany for keeping Ukraine in the center of attention even as the situation in the Middle East develops," the Ukrainian president emphasized.
In addition, Scholz and Zelenskyy discussed the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula and preparations for the next meeting at the level of national security advisers to be held in Malta in late October, as well as for the conference on the restoration of Ukraine to be held in Germany in November.
"I believe that it will be successful," the President emphasized.
At the same time, he informed Scholz that the Verkhovna Rada had adopted the laws necessary to implement the recommendations of the European Commission in order to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU.
In particular, the participants discussed the situation with the restoration of water and gas supply in the de-occupied territories, water supply in Mykolaiv, and preparations for the heating season. The meeting also touched upon the security situation in the Black Sea, threats to shipping posed by Russia, the protection of port infrastructure and the results of the grain corridor.
The President also visited a hospital in Mykolaiv region where wounded soldiers are being treated and thanked them for defending Ukraine.