President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Monday met with Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis, who is on a visit in Kyiv. During the meeting, the sides assured each other of full support of the territorial integrity of the two countries in the context of the recent events in Catalonia and Russian aggression in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.
At the meeting, parties discussed the need to extend anti-Russian sanctions until the end of Russia's aggression in Ukraine
"The sides exchanged views on issues of Russian-Spanish relations and noted the importance of maintaining regular contacts at the highest level, including by exchanging visits," the presidential press service added.
The Spanish minister assured Poroshenko that his country would support Ukraine's European aspirations.
"In the context of deepening interpersonal contacts between the two countries, the parties agreed on the opening of the Cervantes Institute in Kyiv, and on the opening of Ukrainian Institute in Madrid," the report said.
As it was reported earlier Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain Alfonso Dastis is paying a working visit to Ukraine during October 29-30. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin met meet with his Spanish counterpart on Monday, October 30.
Spain is now experiencing a crisis because of the declaration of independence by Catalonia.
Ukraine supported the territorial integrity of Spain within the internationally recognized borders and does not recognize the independence of Catalonia that was proclaimed unilaterally as the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported. 'Ukraine supports the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Spain within the internationally recognized borders. Ukraine does not recognize the unilateral proclamation of the independence of Catalonia', the message said.