To the format of the «Geneva+» can join several other countries, Ukraine is negotiating

Ukraine and Britain agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation in matters of national security. About this after the meeting with Advisor to Prime Minister on national security Lilla mark Grant in London, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

To the «Geneva+» can join Romania, Turkey, Georgia, — Dzhemilev

«I welcome the readiness of the British side to participate in international initiatives aimed at increasing pressure on Russia to fulfil its obligations under the Minsk agreement and de-occupation of the Crimean Peninsula», – said the head of Ukrainian diplomatic corps.

During the conversation with Grant he stressed the importance of maintaining sanctions against Russia up until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is completely restored.

The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted that Klimkin thanked the UK for assisting in the protection of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and also for the support of democratic reforms in the state.

Klimkin is in the UK as part of a two-day working visit. According to the press service of the MFA of Ukraine, he also intends to give a speech at the Royal Institute of international Affairs (Chatham House).

To the «Geneva+» can join Romania, Turkey, Georgia, — Dzhemilev

The issue of returning control of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation of the Crimea is also affecting the such black sea countries as Georgia, Romania and Turkey.

This opinion was expressed by national leader of the Crimean Tatars, one of the initiators of the action on the blockade of the Peninsula Mustafa Dzhemilev, write «Crimea.Realities».

«I think the countries that are now involved in the Minsk process. And I think that has to be the black sea countries, since the issue of de-occupation of Crimea affect the black sea countries — Turkey, Romania, Georgia,» he said.

We will remind, «the Geneva format» means participation in negotiations between Ukraine, Russia and the EU and the USA. In addition, the composition of negotiators can officially log in and Britain — as a country-signatory of the Budapest Memorandum. But the prefix «plus» in the statement of the President Petro Poroshenko, political analyst Alexander Paliy, means engaging countries that had not signed the Memorandum. Such countries may be France and China.

Poroshenko insists that Crimea can be returned only by diplomatic means. The President has previously stated that the Peninsula should remain in the first paragraphs of the agenda of the countries — partners of Ukraine, and in this issue recently made some key breakthrough steps.

Previously Klimkin advocated the involvement of Turkey and international organizations for talks on the de-occupation of Crimea annexed by Russia.

While the European Parliament adopted on 4 February resolution welcomed Ukrainian initiative to establish an international format to restore Ukrainian sovereignty over Russia annexed Crimea in the format of «Geneva plus».

To the format of the «Geneva+» can join several other countries, Ukraine is negotiating 11.02.2016

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