On March 5, this year Minister for Foreign Affairs of
Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth
Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Philip Hammond.
Pavlo Klimkin expressed appreciation for the strong support
by Britain of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Minister
informed the British side on the recent developments in the East of Ukraine in
the context of the ongoing Russian aggression.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine welcomed the common
position expressed by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the US President
Barack Obama, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France
François Hollande, Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and President of the
European Council Donald Tusk organized by the British side during the video
conference on March 3, this year, at which the parties discussed the ways of
cooperation between Europe and the United States for effective implementation
of the Minsk agreements.
The participants of the meeting discussed importance of
continuing OSCE work in the East of Ukraine for a comprehensive control of the
situation there, increasing the number of experts and providing additional
equipment for OSCE mission in Ukraine.
The UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stressed on the
importance of the EU consolidated position regarding the fact of the Russian
aggression in Ukraine.
The British minister underlined that lifting implemented
sanctions against the Russian Federation will be directly related to the full
implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Philip Hammond confirmed the UK solidarity with Ukraine and
stressed on Britain’s readiness to provide further support to reforms in our
country. In this context, he announced provision of humanitarian assistance to
overcome the effects by terrorist groups in the East of Ukraine.