Yatsenyuk: “We have a lot in common with the United Kingdom”

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met the Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron
11:23, 16 July 2015

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On Wednesday, July 15, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk visited the UK and met the Prime Minister David Cameron.
The parties agreed on practical cooperation in reforming law enforcement and Customs Service of Ukraine.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk thanked the Government of the United Kingdom David Cameron for the strong support of Ukraine: "We feel that you stand by the Ukrainian people in our fight against the Russian-led aggression. You are one of the flagships of support to the Ukrainian people and we believe that together we can build a success story. You know, Mr. Prime Minister, we have a lot in common with the United Kingdom. You passed austerity and made your economy really vibrant and robust, we did the same, so we can share our experience with Greece. In order to make the world better, to keep the European Union united and to make the EU as one of the key supporters of Ukrainian territorial integrity and our independence".

“The only person who denies Russian presence in Ukraine is President Putin. If they have Internet, they can provide him with footage from the web, when they deliver tanks, artillery, howitzers,” said Yatsenyuk. He stressed their systematic violation by the Russia-backed terrorists. The prime ministers discussed the further implementation of Minsk agreements. They agreed to strengthen efforts to achieve peace and security of Ukraine.

Also during the meeting an idea of a joint Ukrainian-British business forum was discussed. Yatsenyuk cordially invited David Cameron to visit Ukraine.

London was Yatsenyuk’s destination after Ottawa, where he met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. During the visit, they signed the Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement (CUFTA).
On Monday, 13 July, Prime Minister of Ukraine visited US-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington. Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Deputy Secretary of State of the United States Anthony Blinken.

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