President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky did not have time to speak at the session of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, as he was at a meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba.
"While all sorts of stories about Kerry's announcement of Ukraine's turn to speak, and Ukraine was absent in the hall, are being dispersed in the media, they do not tell you that it was at this time that the meeting of the President of Ukraine with Secretary of State Antony Blinken was taking place. And since it was very substantive and longstanding, they talked a lot, it's banal thing that just a floating schedule did not allow us to get into the hall on time. Trust me, it was an extremely important conversation, extremely useful and extremely confidential," Kuleba said.
At the same time, he noted that Ukraine had warned the organizers that it was not in time for the President's speech, and the failure occurred not from Ukraine, but from the organizers of this event.
Kuleba also drew attention to the fact that during the climate conference in Glasgow, the President of Ukraine held 13 bilateral meetings and contacts.