Deputy Head of the President's Office Ihor Zhovkva believes that the Social Democratic Party of Germany, the Free Democratic Party and the 90/Greens Union have paid enough attention to support for Ukraine in the coalition agreement on the formation of the future government of Germany, the press service of the Ukrainian president reports.
"The continuity of Germany's support for Ukraine is of key importance to us. Germany has traditionally played a leading role both in the peace process in Donbas and in shaping the EU's position on Ukraine. And it is also a strategic partner for Ukraine," Zhovkva states.
He praised the idea of supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state, as well as the demand of coalition partners to stop the destabilization of Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea, to ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which are tied to sanctions against Moscow.
In addition, the official noted that the text of the agreement outlines a plan to deepen the energy partnership with Ukraine, in particular, in the field of renewable energy, production of "green" hydrogen and energy efficiency. Although Nord Stream 2 is not directly mentioned, the agreement also contains a clear provision on the application of European energy legislation to energy policy projects.
The Deputy Head of the President's Office also drew attention to the provisions on support for Ukraine's European integration aspirations, which were included in the coalition agreement.
Zhovkva hopes that in the foreseeable future, Germany will sign a bilateral declaration, recognizing Ukraine's European aspirations
And now, the official says, Ukraine is still waiting for the shaping of a new German government. And then it will be possible to start cooperation in many areas of the broad agenda.
As it was reported, the three parties of the Bundestag - the Social Democratic Party of Germany, the Free Democratic Party and the 90/Greens Union, which previously agreed to form a future government led by Olaf Scholz, announced a coalition agreement for 2021-25. Among other things, it defines the role of Ukraine.
On September 26, regular parliamentary elections took place. With a slight advantage, the SPD won, gaining 25.7% of the vote. The closest rival of the SPD-bloc of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) won the support of 24.1% of voters. The Greens received 14.8% of the vote, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) 11.5% and the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany 10.3%.
In Germany, the Social Democrats, the Free Democrats and the Greens plan to form a new government quickly.
Der Tagesspiegel reported that if the three parties approved the draft coalition agreement, SPD leader Olaf Scholz could be elected Chancellor and Angela Merkel's successor on December 6.