"On December 10, 2018, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin is to visit Brussels at the invitation of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini to hold a working meeting with the foreign ministers of the EU member states," the ministry announced.
The meeting will take place within the framework of the meeting of the EU Council on Foreign Affairs, the agenda of which involves the question regarding the aggravation of the situation in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.
The ministers are expected to discuss the parameters of the EU's complex responses to Russia's aggressive actions, in particular increasing the sanctions pressure on the Kremlin, as well as ways to assist Ukraine in releasing Ukrainian prisoners of war and helping the Ukrainian Azov region suffering from the consequences of Russian aggression on land and sea.
As it was reported earlier, Federica Mogherini said the European Union intended to take actions on the situation in the Sea of Azov in the coming weeks or days. According to her, the situation in the Sea of Azov is damaging the economy of both Ukraine and vessels under the flags of the European countries.
High Representative noted that the EU turned Russia's attention to the necessity to put and end to the excessive inspection of vessels in the Sea of Azov. She said that the EU authorities, in particular, the European Commission examine support measures for those regions of Ukraine that have been affected by the actions of Russia. The Representative added that this matter was discussed at the session of the Council of the European Union for international affairs.