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Weapons, sanctions against Russia, restoration of Ukraine: Shmyhal meets Scholz

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin.

It says in a report job on the Ukrainian Prime Minister’s Telegram channel.

“Germany is one of Ukraine’s main partners in Europe. During the meeting with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, we discussed a whole range of issues related to finances, weapons, the restoration of Ukraine, sanctions, the energy crisis and the heating season,” Shmyhal said. .

It is noteworthy that after Russia launched a full-scale invasion on February 24, Germany provided Ukraine with a total of 1.4 billion euros.

“We have received 2.4 billion euros from the EU and are expecting another 8 billion in macro-financial assistance. Of which 5 billion – in the near future. Germany is also actively contributing to this issue,” the Prime Minister stressed. .

According to him, the issue of new weapons supplies was another important block, and “there is a common vision of the need to increase the supply of heavy weapons”.

Shmyhal also pointed out that Russia has unleashed an energy war against Europe.

“In response, the EU should completely abandon the energy resources of the aggressor country as soon as possible. There is a decision on the embargo on Russian coal and oil, but a gas embargo is also necessary. Ukraine is ready to increase its electricity supply, which will contribute to Europe’s energy security. It is important to continue joint work on the demilitarization of the ZNPP. I offered to work jointly on sending a special mission of the EU and the UN in the ZNPP,” he said.

In addition, Shmyhal spoke of an agreement to hold a high-level recovery conference in Germany this fall.

“The Federal Chancellor said he is ready to contribute to the detailed preparations of the recovery plan now, in order to launch it quickly after our victory,” said the Prime Minister.

Shmyhal also stressed that Ukraine is now an integral part of Europe and European institutions.

“The recent declaration by Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Ukraine should become a member of the EU is an important political manifesto within the framework of the policy of ‘Zeitenwende’, or ‘change of eras’. is more halfway between the EU and Russia, but an integral part of Europe and the European institutions. Together we will build a new, developed European Ukraine within the framework of a new, strong Europe,” said Shmyhal.

A video of the meeting with Scholz was shared on his Facebook.