Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this during an online meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde on November 13, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reported.
"We highly appreciate Sweden's readiness to include the issue of Russian aggression in Donbas and the temporary occupation of Crimea into its priorities for the OSCE Chair 2021," Kuleba said.
During the conversation, the interlocutors discussed the security situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and efforts to peacefully resolve the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict in Donbas.
Kuleba reported on Ukraine's initiatives within the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contact Group. The parties stressed the importance of Russia's strict implementation of the previously reached agreements to promote a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine.
Kuleba also invited the new OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to make her first foreign visit to Ukraine.
The minister spoke in favor of ensuring proper monitoring of the OSCE in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea.
In addition, Kuleba informed Linde about the initiative to create the Crimean Platform and invited Sweden to join it.
Separately, the parties discussed the effective functioning of the anti-corruption infrastructure in Ukraine. The foreign minister assured that the President and the Government of Ukraine are ready to do everything necessary to ensure the unimpeded and independent activity of Ukrainian anti-corruption bodies.
The ministers also exchanged views on the situation in Belarus, Moldova and Georgia.
As reported, Sweden will take over the OSCE Chair from Albania on 1 January 2021 with Linde serving as OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.
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