As part of the UK-Ukraine strategic talks, British Foreign Secretary Lis Truss held talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, who is currently in London.
“We were delighted to welcome Foreign Minister Dimitri Kuleba to London after our fruitful meeting during the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Latvia last week,” Truss said.
“We have seen again and again from the Kremlin playbook the situation facing Ukraine today. Russia is trying to destabilize its democratic neighbors in a futile attempt to impose its control,” he added, the official website of the British government.
Truss stressed that the UK, along with our NATO and European partners, will continue to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “We call on Russia to abide by its international obligations, including to alleviate tensions and report troop movements, and to return to the negotiating table for serious negotiations. Any Russian incursion is a strategic mistake,” he said.
The talks between Truss and Guleba are the UK’s first strategic dialogue with Ukraine, and are part of an agreement signed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Jலlensky during a visit to London last year. The purpose of the talks is to deepen relations between the two countries and increase trade and investment in the future.
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