During his working visit to Poland, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba held talks with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau.
The heads of Ukrainian and Polish diplomacy discussed the Polish OSCE Chairmanship in 2022, threats of Nord Stream 2 to Europe’s energy security as well as a number of issues of bilateral cooperation.
“Nord Stream 2 undermines the security not only of Ukraine and Poland, but also of the entire Europe. Russia deliberately destabilizes gas supplies to the European consumers and creates chaos in the markets, making gas prices hike. Ukraine and Poland are ready to jointly combat threats to energy security and stability of the European continent,” Dmytro Kuleba underlined.
Ministers pointed out the importance of smoothly integrating the Ukrainian energy system into the European ENTSO-E.
Foreign Ministers paid special attention to the Polish OSCE Chairmanship in 2022. Zbigniew Rau assured that ending the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict and the de-occupation of Crimea will remain among the key priorities of the Polish OSCE Chairmanship. The Polish Foreign Minister expressed his readiness to actively contribute to the implementation of the tasks of the Crimea Platform.
Dmytro Kuleba invited Zbigniew Rau to visit the contact line with the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in his capacity as OSCE Chairman in early 2022.
Ukrainian and Polish Foreign Ministers discussed a number of bilateral issues, in particular the implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to Poland on September 9th.
Dmytro Kuleba also touched upon the issue of Ukrainian citizen Dmytro Nykyforenko’s murder in Wroclaw. Zbigniew Rau reiterated the commitment of the Polish side to conduct an objective investigation to bring those responsible to justice.