On Monday Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
met with Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Margot Wallström.
practical steps of the Government to implement the reforms in the state, the
Prime Minister thanked Sweden for the consistent support for Ukraine both in
the international arena and in the process of domestic economic and financial
reforms. He noted that Sweden implements a number of different programs needed
in Ukraine, in particular in the areas of decentralization, energy
conservation, energy efficiency, and also provides humanitarian aid for the
people in conflict areas in the East of Ukraine.
Groysman expressed gratitude for the adoption of the
UN General Assembly resolution "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)", with Sweden as co-author among another 41 states.
help is much needed and we are grateful for the support of Ukraine", said
the Prime Minister.
the possibilities to enhance cooperation, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström expressed the willingness of Sweden to collaborate
with Ukraine in the areas of environment protection, particularly waste
management, and decentralization.
the Head of Ukrainian Government drew attention to the need to complete the
ratification of the Association Agreement of the Ukrainian citizens. Ukraine
has fulfilled all the assumed obligations, noted the Prime Minister.
Minister also emphasized it is impossible to lift sanctions against the Russian
Federation. He noted that this is a matter of global security. "If you
remove the sanctions, it means you encourage the aggressor to prolong attacks,"
accentuated Volodymyr Groysman.
one who wants to lift the sanctions wants to fund the military potential of
Russia. It's their choice. I think we experienced that in our common European
history, and it all ended badly", he stressed.
In turn, Swedish
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström assured that
Sweden is ready to prolong the support for Ukraine, including to continue the sanctions policy against Russia.