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Sunday, 16 May 2021 12:37 GMT

Ukraine- U.S. Department of State outlines details of BlinkenKuleba meeting


(MENAFN - UkrinForm) United States' support for Ukraine amid Russia's aggression, conduct of reforms, anti-corruption efforts and Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations were the main topics of conversation at the first meeting between Blinken and Kuleba.

'Secretary Blinken affirmed the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression, reads the statement by the U.S. Department of State following the meeting of Secretary of State Antony Blinken with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Brussels on April 13.

Blinken also expressed concern about 'Russia's deliberate actions to escalate tensions with Ukraine, noting Russia's aggressive rhetoric and disinformation, increasing ceasefire violations, and movement of troops in occupied Crimea and near Ukraine's borders.

'Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Kuleba discussed the importance of advancing rule of law and economic reforms to strengthen Ukraine's institutions, support anti-corruption efforts, and further its Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations, reads the statement.

As reported, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday in Brussels. Earlier, Blinken and Kuleba had two conversations by phone.

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