Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong and categorical protest against the landing on March 15, 2014 near the village Strilkove, Kherson region of troops of the Russian Federation Armed Forces in a number of 80 military personnel, and seizure of the village Strilkove with the support of 4 helicopter gunships and 3 armored combat machines.
Ukraine Foreign Ministry declares the military invasion by Russia and demands the Russian side to immediately withdraw its military forces from the territory of Ukraine.
Ukraine reserves the right to use all necessary measures to stop the military invasion by Russia.
Ukrainian-Moldovan political consultations took place in Kyiv. Ukrainian side was led by First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Natalia Galibarenko. Moldovan delegation was headed by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Valeriu Chiveri.
The 15th meeting of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO took place on September 18, 2014 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
On 18 September, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrii Olefirov received Cayetana de Zulueta, who will lead the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission on early parliamentary election in Ukraine scheduled for 26 October.
On 17th September First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Natalia Galibarenko met Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek who paid one-day working visit to Ukraine.
In view of recent statements of the Russian high-level public officials regarding ratification and forthcoming implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, on 17 September 2014, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European integration of O.Zerkal held a meeting with Charge d'affaires of the Russian Federation in Ukraine A.Vorobyov.