Czech foreign minister to visit Donbas

Czech foreign minister to visit Donbas

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Tomáš Petříček will make a working visit to Ukraine on January 27-29.

"The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic will make a visit to intensify political contacts and discuss issues on the agenda of Ukrainian-Czech cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral levels. During the talks, great attention will be paid to the ways of consolidating efforts to strengthen peace and security, free all Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners, who are held on the territory of Russia, the problems of energy security in Europe, bilateral trade and economic cooperation," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports.

It is noted that Tomáš Petříček will make a visit to Mariupol, eastern Ukraine.

"On January 29, 2019, a joint working visit of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček and Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen to Mariupol will take place in order to obtain the relevant information about the security, humanitarian, social and economic situation in the area of ​​conduct of the Joint Forces Operation, caused by the Russian military blockade of the Ukrainian seaports in the Sea of ​​Azov and the ongoing military aggression of Russia against Ukraine. The program of the trip includes, among other things, a visit to the Hnutove entry-exit checkpoint and inspection of the Mariupol seaport waters," the statement reads.

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