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I see big threats before Ukraine, - Foreign Minister

Klimkin added that Ukraine will stop to receive help if Russia tries to manage issues of the state
20:23, 3 July 2019

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin
MFA of Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that he sees large threats before Ukraine as Liga.net reported.

“Seriously, I see a very large threat before Ukraine. I am really afraid, observing what happens. I am afraid that our partners will stop trusting Ukrainian politicians to solve the Ukrainian challenges as Ukraine sees it. And then other will decided instead of us, in other capitals,” Klimkin said.

Klimkin added that now Ukraine is helped with mind and heart and if it disappears then “Russia will try to manage issues of Ukraine and Europe will observe it”. “Also, it means federalization, division of Ukraine and withdrawal of the issue of occupied Crimea from the agenda at the international stage”.

“Generally, I would like to define three main challenges, on which solution our existence depends. The first one is the Russian aggression and occupation (Crimea and Donbas) energy security (all components, not only transit of the Russian gas); economic stability of the country (week Ukraine is not needed by anyone). All three challenges cannot be solved separately. A new team should clearly press our interests with our partners; it should unified strategy of the solution of key challenges,” Klimkin noted.

Earlier Klimkin stated about his resignation on May 17. On May 30, Zelensky submitted the regulation on dismissal of Klimkin from the post of the Foreign Minister.

As it was reported, on May 30, Ukraine’s Parliament registered three presidential draft judgments on the dismissal of Defense Minister, head of Security Service, and Foreign Minister.

On June 6, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine refused to dismiss Foreign Minister Pavlo KlimkinDefense Minister Stepan Poltorak, and Head of Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak.

Later Zelensky appealed once more to the Verkhovna Rada with the urge to dismiss Klimkin and appoint Prystaiko at the post of the Foreign Minister of Ukraine.

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