of Prime Ministers of Ukraine, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia and
Republic of Lithuania as a result of the meeting in Kyiv on 6 April 2017
On 6 April
2017, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Jüri
Ratas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Māris Kučinskis and
Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis held a quadrilateral meeting in Kyiv.
outcome of the meeting the Heads of Government of Ukraine, Republic of Estonia,
Republic of Latvia and Republic of Lithuania declare the following:
express unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
within its internationally recognized borders.
resolutely condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine and underline that
sanctions imposed on Russia must remain in place until the full implementation
of the Minsk agreements and restoration of sovereignty and territorial
integrity of Ukraine.
will never recognize the attempt of annexation of the integral part of the
territory of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol
and demand from the Russian Federation restoration of the respect to the
territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and return to unconditional
fulfillment of its commitments under international law.
call on the international society to continue active political and diplomatic
efforts for restoring the Ukraine’s territorial integrity in its
internationally recognized borders in interests of stability and security of
the entire Europe.
call upon the Russian Federation to immediately release all citizens of Ukraine
who are illegally detained in the territory of the Russian Federation, in the
temporarily occupied Crimea and certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine which are beyond the control of
the Government of Ukraine.
welcome the progress made by the Ukrainian Government in carrying out the
necessary reforms, the important steps taken in the energy sector, judicial
reforms and formation of new anti-corruption institutions. We consider further
implementation of the reforms with continued international support as paramount.
Successful reforms are also indispensable in improving the business climate and
attracting foreign direct investments.
will firmly support the course of Ukraine to the European and Euro-Atlantic
integration. In the run-up to the next Eastern Partnership Summit in November
2017 in Brussels under the Estonian Presidency of the EU, we reaffirm our joint
commitment to this Partnership and underline its importance to stability,
democracy and prosperity of the region, bringing also concrete benefits for our
underline the need to take swift decisions on granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free travel for short stays to the Schengen area.
positively note the efficiency of the application of the Deep and Comprehensive
Free Trade Area provisions of the Association Agreement, advantages of which
are obvious both for Ukraine and the EU. Ensuring successful implementation of
the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement is a major common task. Therefore, we
stand for the speediest finalization of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
will continue to further strengthen the cooperation on the basis of mutual
trust and respect, openness and comprehensive cooperation for the benefit of
the people of our countries.