UK, Ukraine foreign ministers to meet in Kyiv to discuss measures to deter further Russian aggression

17 February 2022, 11:09 AM

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will arrive in Kyiv on Feb. 17 to hold talks with her Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, on joint measures to deter Russia from further aggression, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported on Feb. 16.

The UK foreign minister’s visit is aimed at deepening the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United Kingdom, as well as coordinating further actions to strengthen security on the European continent.

Kuleba and Truss will also negotiate on practical UK support for Ukraine in strengthening its defense capability.

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“The heads of foreign ministries will discuss a wide range of issues on the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the UK in security, including cybersecurity, as well as in trade and investment,” reads the report.

Truss was supposed to visit Ukraine on Feb. 2, but the visit was postponed as she had contracted COVID-19.

Previously, Kuleba announced the formation of a tripartite alliance between Ukraine, the UK, and Poland. According to the foreign minister, Ukraine suggested this new alliance last October, as part of its “strategy of minor alliances as a proactive foreign policy stance.”

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