«Celebrating 25 years of UK-Ukraine
relations. Committed to enhancing our strong partnership», Minister of
State for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan said that during the meeting
with Ukraine’s Ambassador in the United Kingdom Natalia Galibarenko.
The parties also discussed the schedule of bilateral
political contacts for the nearest time, including in the context of a joint
celebration throughout this year of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic
relations between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Ambassador expressed gratitude for the UK Government support
at the bilateral level and within international organizations, having noted
successful cooperation on the adoption of the UN general Assembly in December
2016 of the Resolution “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of
Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)” which in particular recognized
Russia as an occupant state.
A special attention was paid to the efforts aimed at
releasing Ukrainian citizens held by Russia as political prisoners.