Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this at a joint press conference with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde in Kyiv on January 19, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"We discussed in detail the state of the settlement of the armed conflict. I sincerely shared my impressions and assessments of Ukraine concerning the actions of [representatives] Russia in the Trilateral Contact Group, stressing that Ukraine has fulfilled its commitments assumed at the Paris summit of the leaders of the Normandy format countries. However, we do not see reciprocal actions on the part of Russia. We hope that Sweden's Chair of the OSCE will play an important role in changing this situation for the better and encouraging the Russian Federation to work constructively in the TCG," Kuleba said.
The Ukrainian foreign minister thanked Sweden for its continued support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as for the fact that during Sweden's 2021 OSCE Chair, the issue of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine as the main challenge to European security will remain in the spotlight.
"Our goal is to unite efforts in order to use OSCE tools to promote the rule of international law and strengthen security in Europe," he said.
Kuleba said that tomorrow, January 20, he and his Swedish counterpart will travel to the JFO area in Donbas and visit the Zolote checkpoint to personally get acquainted with the situation and problems that need to be addressed.
As reported, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde is on a two-day working visit to Ukraine.
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