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Ukraine Garners Poland’s Support during Its 2022 OSCE Chairmanship

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau.

The chief diplomats of Ukraine and Poland discussed Poland’s 2022 OSCE chairmanship, the threat posed by Nord Stream 2 to Europe’s energy security, and a number of bilateral cooperation issues.

“Nord Stream 2 undermines the security not only of Ukraine and Poland but of the whole of Europe. Russia already deliberately destabilises gas supplies to European consumers and creates chaos in the market by jacking up gas prices. Ukraine and Poland are ready to jointly counter threats posed to the energy security and stability of the European continent,” Kuleba stressed.

The ministers underscored the importance of the planned integration of the Ukrainian energy system into the European ENTSO-E.

The foreign ministers paid special attention to Poland’s 2022 OSCE chairmanship. Rau assured that the cessation of the Russian–Ukrainian armed conflict and the de-occupation of Crimea would remain key priorities for Poland’s OSCE chairmanship. He expressed readiness to actively promote the implementation of the Crimea Platform objectives.

Kuleba invited Rau as the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit the contact line with the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in early 2022.

Natalia Tolub

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