Topical issues of bilateral relations, as well as the main directions of further development of political dialogue between two countries, including one on the highest level and ways to intensify economic relations were discussed during the meeting.
Special attention was paid to the planned visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara to Turkmenistan on 22-23 January 2013 as acting OSCE's Chairperson-in-Office. It was emphasized that Turkmenistan will become the first country in Central Asia, which Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will visit in the framework of the OSCE’s chairmanship.
KYIV, Ukraine, 19 April, 2014 – Today a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine between Acting Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia and the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) Amb. Ertugrul Apakan. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the participants of the 17 April Geneva meeting – the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States.
The Ukrainian interim president and parliament speaker, Oleksandr Turchynov, and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, have jointly addressed the nation in a live TV speech. They promised that the Russian language will be granted official status in the regions where the majority speaks it, more power to the regional authorities and amnesty for pro-Russian activists who lay down arms and vacate seized buildings. The following is the text of the joint address of 18 April 2014
The Parties discussed the outcome of the quadrilateral meeting of Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, the USA, the EU and the Russian Federation in Geneva on 17 April, in which the priority steps of de-escalation of the situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine were agreed.