Ukrainian president, UK defence secretary discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian president, UK defence secretary discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom Gavin Williamson.

The parties commended the intensity of the Ukrainian-British dialogue in the field of security and defense, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported on Monday, September 17.

Poroshenko highly appreciated Great Britain's contribution to strengthening defense capabilities and training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He expressed hope for continued cooperation in this direction.

The parties discussed prospects for strengthening the regime of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to its aggression against Ukraine and the chemical attack in Salisbury.

The head of state praised the decision of the defence secretary to visit the contact line in Donbas.

Particular attention was paid to strengthening cooperation between Ukraine and Britain in the framework of NATO and the UN, as well as bilateral cooperation in the area of counteraction to cyberthreats.


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