The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholzand the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyheld a telephone conversation on Wednesday in which, among other issues, they addressed the possible strengthening of Ukraine’s defensive capabilities.
As confirmed by Zelenski through a publication on their social networks, both leaders have also discussed the need to agree on a financial aid program with the International Monetary Fund, at the same time that the Ukrainian head of state has thanked the confirmation of the 5,000 million euros of aid approved by the EU.
For his part, the spokesman for the German government, Steffen Hebestreit, has reported that Scholz has highlighted not only the military support for Ukraine, but has also assured that Berlin will help kyiv in political, financial and humanitarian matters to face the Russian invasion .
Finally, both have also put on the table the issue of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the scene of clashes since the start of the Russian offensive and which in recent days has gained notoriety, even more so after Tuesday’s report International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in which he urges the establishment of a “security zone”.
Thus, Scholz and Zelenski have agreed that the safety and protection of the nuclear plant is a matter of utmost importance, which is why they consider it strictly necessary to adopt the recommendations launched by the IAEA, according to DPA.