Ihor Zhovkva: Ukraine appreciates Croatia’s support for our country’s movement towards membership in the European Union

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held a video conversation with the newly appointed Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Croatia Dino Mihanović.

Ihor Zhovkva expressed gratitude to the Croatian government for its firm political support to Ukraine, significant assistance to our country, in particular humanitarian aid provided to overcome the consequences of Russian military aggression.

“Ukraine highly appreciates the aid from our Croatian partners and the personal efforts of Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on comprehensive support for our country,” he emphasized.

The Deputy Head of the Office of the President informed the interlocutor about the current security situation in Ukraine, in particular, taking into account the results of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces, as well as in the context of the threats to the region and the whole of Europe still remaining due to the presence of Russian occupiers in the territory of the temporarily seized Zaporizhzhia NPP.

During the conversation, the main attention was paid to the interaction between Ukraine and Croatia in the context of the implementation of our country’s strategic course for membership in the European Union. Ihor Zhovkva and Dino Mihanović coordinated positions on further cooperation in the process of Ukraine’s implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission.

“We are determined to ensure the proper dynamics of the implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission and count on the expert assistance of our Croatian partners who have modern experience in conducting the negotiation process on joining the EU,” Ihor Zhovkva said.

Separately, the parties discussed preparations for the first parliamentary summit of the Crimea Platform, which will be hosted by Croatia in October of this year. This event is designed to activate the parliamentary dimension of the work that Ukraine is doing together with international partners in the context of efforts to de-occupy Crimea.

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