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German, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers speak on Donbas situation, Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

In particular, Kuleba reaffirmed Ukraine's commitment to a political and diplomatic settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict
19:05, 14 December 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba
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In the first telephone conversation with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba discussed the situation in Donbas and the position of the parties on Nord Stream 2, the Foreign Affairs Ministry press service reports.

"The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had his first telephone conversation with the newly appointed Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock. The head of Ukrainian diplomacy spoke about the current security situation along the state border and in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, reaffirmed our country's commitment to political and diplomatic settlement of the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict," the statement reads.

Kuleba also stressed that Ukraine actively supports the effective work of the Normandy Format as an important platform for negotiations.

Baerbock, in turn, assured of unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. She expressed readiness to work together to move from the negotiating position in the Normandy format.

Kuleba thanked Baerbock for her clear stance on Nord Stream 2. Ministers agreed that European energy legislation should apply to the project.

As it was reported, the Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov exchanged data with intelligence communities of Great Britain and the USA about risks because of accumulation of the Russian armies around Ukraine in November.

The same month, the USA has warned its European partners about a possible Russian military operation against Ukraine. According to the agency, Washington's assessments are based on information that the American side has not yet shared with the EU. Officials familiar with the White House say this information is backed up by publicly available evidence.

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