Head of Office of Ukraine’s President meets with chief adviser to President of Turkey, adviser to US President on national security issues

As part of his visit to Turkey, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a tripartite meeting with Chief Adviser to the President of the Republic of Turkey İbrahim Kalın and National Security Adviser to the President of the United States of America Jake Sullivan.

The parties discussed the situation at the front and the coordination of measures to respond to the latest aggressive actions of the Russian Federation.

The head of the President’s Office emphasized the need for Ukraine to obtain reliable international security guarantees before our country becomes a member of NATO.

Yermak recalled that the International Working Group on Security Guarantees for Ukraine, which he heads together with former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has prepared recommendations regarding the Kyiv Security Compact, the conclusion of which should provide the Ukrainian side with effective security guarantees for this transitional period.

The head of the Office of the President emphasized the importance of a tough reaction to Russia’s holding of so-called “referendums” on the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories and the adoption of an illegal decision on their annexation.

“These referendums are worthless, they do not change reality. The territorial integrity of Ukraine will be restored. This is the principled position of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the entire military-political leadership of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people,” the head of the President’s Office said.

The parties discussed the continuation of security assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the urgent priority needs of the defense forces of Ukraine, and the importance of promptly receiving such support and increasing it.

Also, during the visit, Yermak held separate meetings with İbrahim Kalın and Jake Sullivan in bilateral formats.