Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze met with Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security of the Senate of the Czech Republic Mr. František Bublan.
The Vice Prime Minister thanked the Czech delegation for supporting Ukraine in European institutions in co-operation with the Visegrad Group and other international venues. She also added that our country is interested in deepening a political dialogue and economic cooperation at all levels.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze raised the issue of expanding military-technical cooperation between the countries, especially amid Russian aggression. As an example of an improved arms import control system, the Vice Prime Minister mentioned the supply of the Javelin anti-tank missile systems by the U.S. to Ukraine.
Speaking about the security situation, the interlocutors also touched on the topic of modern threats. Ukraine has become one of the first objects of information and cyberattacks, the hybrid war of the Kremlin. Therefore, our country is concerned in the Czech experience in strengthening cybersecurity and joint response to new threats.
The Vice Prime Minister noted that Ukraine counts on the assistance of the Czech Republic in promoting the European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of our country in the EU and NATO institutions and thanked the Czech Republic for supporting sanctions against Russia and a stable position regarding protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Mr. František Bublan in turn commended Ukraine's progress of reforms taking place in Ukraine amid the conflict with Russia, and emphasized that the Czech Republic would prolong its support for Ukraine. "Our assistance is a guarantee to your prospect of the EU accedence. It is your conscious choice that we respect", he added.