British Ambassador to Ukraine Simon Smith condemned the statement of Ukrainian Minister of Economy Aivaras Abromavičius on London companies. Abromavičius said that British entrepreneurs are trying to grab the Ukrainian state enterprises.
“UK and Ukraine have always been the strategic partners. We work closely with the Ukrainian authorities to maintain Ukraine's integration into EU and its democracy, strengthen human rights and the implementation of public freedoms. We are also proud of our economic and trade ties. In this regard, we are concerned about the statements of the Minister of Economy of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavičius on London companies working with Ukrainian enterprises. In particular, we are concerned that the Minister publicly discredited London as a strategic partner of Ukraine. Information about the fact that our companies are trying to grab one of the state enterprises Ukraine is untrue,” wrote the Ambassador in his letter to Ukrainian Prime-Minister Yatseniuk.
According to the British Ambassador, despite this regrettable incident, the official London plans to continue its cooperation with Ukraine.