Today, on September 28, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit.
As part of his visit to Ukraine, the NATO Secretary General has already met with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
During the briefing, Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the NATO Secretary General for the meaningful conversation. In particular, he noted that Ukraine and NATO are doing everything to ensure that Ukraine becomes a member of the North Atlantic Alliance as soon as possible.
"Ukraine is already defending a common space of freedom that unites all NATO members, and Ukraine's victory in this unprovoked and criminal war unleashed by Russia will guarantee long-term security and peace, not only for our country but for the entire continent," Volodymyr Zelensky said.
In particular, the President thanked the international partners for their assistance and noted the results of Ukraine's cooperation with NATO, recalling the tank, aviation, and other coalitions.
Zelensky noted that he had discussed with Jens Stoltenberg all the key defense issues that require attention, the situation on the battlefield and the needs of the Ukrainian military.
As a reminder, French Defense Minister Sebastian Lecornu also arrived in Kyiv today. He will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart, Rustem Umerov, and Minister of Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshyn. The parties will discuss military assistance to Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelensky also met with British Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps today. The leader of the country thanked him for his strong financial, defense, and humanitarian support for Ukraine.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 28/09/2023