They arrived in place after the first hit, began to help. And there was a repeated blow. My condolences to all whose relatives and loved ones took away Russian terror. There was a lot of international communication today. And, of course, first of all, how to give more protection to Ukraine and all our people from these inhumans, from Russian missiles, shelling. He spoke with the head of the Italian government to George Meloni.
He thanked Italy for the fundamental and powerful assistance of our country, protection of Ukrainian lives. Ukraine very much appreciates that Italy is near us at this time. We also appreciate the personal energy of George, Mrs. Government, all the activity with which it argues with assistance to our country. They discussed our security cooperation, support packages. They exchanged views on the situation in Europe and the world. They also discussed something about the new EU sanction package.
Italy will be presented in the Seven Group next year, and we are now developing the appropriate priorities. Common priorities. He spoke with the president of Slovakia Zuzana Chaputova. He thanked for his support and a fair appreciation of Ukrainian success in approaching the European Union - in our Russia to full membership. It is very important that all our Europe is intensified, and every state on the continent, which respects the common rules of the EU, wins.
They discussed the preparation of our energy for winter and, as we expected, to exacerbate Russian terror against energy objects. Of course, they also discussed economic issues that are important to our peoples. He was negotiating today with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Defense support. Strengthening our air defense, our mobile fire groups and protection against Russian drones. There are specific arrangements. He thanked Canada for the constant leadership in sanctions against Russia.
There is a new and important Canadian initiative - a coalition of partners to return Ukrainian children who have been deported to Russia. The issues of completing the Museum of Holodomor-Genocide were also discussed. Canada agreed to help with this in Ukraine. I am grateful and Justin to personally, and to the whole society of Canada for such an understanding of Ukraine. He spent several meetings today.
I will note a meeting with representatives of the law enforcement sector, in particular the head of the Security Service of Ukraine. He also reported to counteract collaborators to protect Ukrainians from those who deliberately inflag hostility within our country. Also a meeting with the Minister of Defense, other officials.
All key issues are reduced to protecting people, the ability of Ukraine to conduct offensive operations and our ability to strengthen Ukraine - to overcome the problems that have accumulated. We have to remember everyone in Ukraine, and especially those who have stopped noticing the war because they pay all their attention to politics: Russia is still capable of carrying evil. No one will close anyone. We have to fight. We must protect our defense with the main priority.