President Petro Poroshenko met with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson and Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mike Penning in London.
President Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the British side for a consistent support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. It was stated that as one of the states-guarantors of Ukraine’s independence under the Budapest Memorandum, Great Britain can play an important role in ensuring security in Ukraine.
The parties discussed the developments in Donbas. They noted the importance of compliance with the regime of sanctions against Russia until full implementation of the undertaken commitments within the Minsk process and restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
They also discussed continuation of British technical and financial assistance to Ukraine, as well as enhancement of bilateral military cooperation with a view to counter Russian aggression.
Special attention was paid to economic cooperation and initiation of dialogue aimed to simplify visa regime for Ukrainians.
The parties agreed to hold an international conference on reforms in Ukraine in London on July 6. They also discussed the enhancement of interaction in the sphere of cybersecurity and counteraction to propaganda.
The British representatives noted that Brexit will not affect the level of cooperation between Ukraine and Great Britain.