Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center John Herbst
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the current security situation in the world and the region, exchanged views on current security threats and considered ways to deepen Ukrainian-American cooperation.
The Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine expressed gratitude to the American side for the unwavering and comprehensive support of our country on its path to victory over the russian aggressor.
According to Oleksiy Danilov, the pressing issue of russia's blocking of Ukrainian grain transportation through the Black Sea "requires a strong response from the international community" as it is not only a matter of food security, but also "how the world will react to a unilateral change in the rules of civilian vessel traffic." "This could be a precedent for other autocratic regimes," he said.
The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine also called for the need to maximize sanctions pressure on the terrorist state and prevent sanctions circumvention. "russia should be banned not from buying, but from selling. Anyone who buys from russia becomes an accomplice in the murder of our children," he said, emphasizing the need to impose sanctions on russian hydrocarbons.
The parties also paid special attention to the issue of strengthening U.S. military assistance to Ukraine and exchanged views on the evolution of modern wars.
In his turn, Mr. Herbst noted that supporting Ukraine in its struggle is in the interest of the U.S. national security, and the whole world sees "what American weapons can do in your hands". Mr. Herbst assured of his readiness to further contribute to ensuring comprehensive U.S. support for Ukraine.