The officials exchanged views on the role of international organizations, in particular the UN, OSCE and the EU, in the peaceful settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine.
N.Galibarenko stressed that the full implementation of the Minsk agreements is a priority for our state. In this regard, Ukraine is calling on its partners to influence upon the Russian Federation in order to ensure the fulfillment of these agreements.
In his turn, J.Virtanen stressed that international law relating to the ensuring and protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine should be fully respected. He assured that Finland supports the implementation of Minsk agreements.
J.Virtanen also informed that the Government of Finland continues to support carrying out of systemic reforms Ukraine, in particular by providing our state with technical and humanitarian assistance, worth more than 15 million euros in 2014-2015.
The schedule of bilateral contacts at the highest level was also discussed during the meeting.