Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Larisa Galadza
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine Larisa Galadza.
During the meeting, the parties discussed topical issues of bilateral security cooperation. The parties also exchanged views on the security situation in the region, in particular, in the context of Russia’s escalating influence in neighboring Belarus and preparations for the Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises “Zapad-2021”.
According to Mr. Danilov, the NSDC Staff monitors the situation round-the-clock and develops various scenarios for responding to developments. “Unfortunately, Russia does not intend to stop trying to destabilize the situation in the region”, - he noted adding that support from Ukraine’s strategic partners is crucial to countering Russia’s hybrid threat.
The NSDC Secretary expressed gratitude to the Canadian side for comprehensive assistance to our state. “Canada is our reliable friend and partner”, - he said.
In her turn, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine highlighted Ukraine’s determination in sanctions policy and reaffirmed Canada’s lasting support of our state on the way to restoring territorial integrity and sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories.