President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discussed the cooperation in the migration sphere and the possibility of the EU providing assistance to Kyiv in strengthening the border with Belarus. The phone conversation occurred on November 17, the president's press service reports.
"The parties discussed the aggravation of the situation on the European-Belarusian and Ukrainian-Belarusian borders. The interlocutors stated that this situation is a hybrid attack that requires joint efforts and cooperation,", the message reads.
It is noted that Volodymyr Zelensky informed the head of the European Commission about the steps taken by Ukraine to strengthen security on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. In this context, they also discussed ways to expand cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in the field of migration and the possibility of attracting EU assistance for the arrangement of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.
Earlier, it was reported that in the five regions of Ukraine bordering on Belarus, more than 5,500 rescuers and 700 units of fire and rescue equipment are on standby.