Switzerland seeks to promote peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine

Switzerland seeks to promote peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine

Switzerland seeks to promote a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine and do more for the Minsk process progress.

"The situation in eastern Ukraine and Crimea has also been the subject of our talks as Switzerland seeks to promote a peaceful settlement of the conflict. And in this context, we discussed the difficulties faced by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission," Vice President, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis said at a joint press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv on October 28, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

He noted that Switzerland supported the Minsk agreements and any measures aimed at achieving peace and also sought to do more for the progress of the Minsk process.

"Now it is difficult, we know it, we see it and we are ready to provide support in the promotion of peace," Cassis said.

The chief Swiss diplomat stressed the need for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to have a full view of what is happening in the JFO area.

In addition, the Vice President informed that he and Kuleba discussed the political situation of Ukraine's neighbors – Belarus and Russia. Stability in the region is essential for Switzerland, and Ukraine is an important player in this context, Cassis stressed.

As reported, on October 27-29, Ignacio Cassis is on a visit to Ukraine to make preparations for the international 5th Ukraine Reform Conference.

Photo credit: Dmytro Kuleba, Twitter


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