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Zelensky discusses defensive aid for Ukraine with Germany's Olaf Scholz

In their talks, the parties touched upon the sanctions against Russia over its conflict with Ukraine and the cooperation between Ukraine and Germany in the energy sector

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Ukraine | Germany | Volodymyr Zelensky

IANS  |  Kiev 

Kyiv: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during a joint news conference with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 26, 2022. AP/PTI
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (AP/PTI)

Ukrainian President has tweeted that he had a conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss defensive aid for .

"We appreciate the high level of dialogue with and support in our struggle," Zelensky was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency

In their talks, the parties touched upon the sanctions against Russia over its conflict with and the cooperation between and in the energy sector.

According to a statement issued Wednesday by the German government, the two leaders exchanged views on specific and practical options for further supporting Ukraine during the phone conversation.

Scholz also expressed his condolences to Zelensky over the passing of Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of independent Ukraine.

On Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the government of was working with the country's enterprises to provide modern weapons to Ukraine.

Baerbock said that in the coming days Germany would begin training Ukrainian soldiers on using mobile howitzers.

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First Published: Thu, May 12 2022. 08:30 IST
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