Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba met with the ambassadors of the EU Member States to Ukraine, starting a series of briefings for diplomatic missions accredited in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s top diplomat expressed gratitude for the consolidated decision of the European Union to maintain the full-fledged activities of the EU Member States’ embassies in Kyiv.
“Your stay in Kyiv at this critical time for our country is a manifestation of true solidarity. It is extremely important now to unite efforts to prevent further escalation and reduce tensions, as well as to refrain from steps that could shatter the situation even more,” Kuleba stressed.
The minister expressed special gratitude to Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas for his active efforts to strengthen relations between Ukraine and the EU.
Kuleba also pointed out the interest of our country in continuing the comprehensive activities of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. In this regard, he discussed the steps to maintain the required number of international monitors in Donbas with the ambassadors.
Kuleba also drew the attention of the diplomatic corps to the non-military component of the Russian aggression: “Against the background of increasing military presence near the state border and in the temporarily occupied territories, Russia makes efforts to undermine Ukraine’s economic and financial stability. Russia tries to make Ukrainians lose their faith in the ability of our country to repel the aggressive plans.”
“Ukraine is in a strong position and is ready for any scenarios, in particular, thanks to your support,” the minister added.