Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba met in Kyiv and Odesa with the newly appointed Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom David Cameron and held talks with him on the expansion of the international coalition in support of the Peace Formula, new ways of exporting Ukrainian grain and providing Ukraine with additional weapons, in particular, strengthening air defense.
Minister Kuleba expressed gratitude to the British counterpart for the UK’s strong support of Ukraine and stressed the key role of Great Britain in consolidating the efforts of partners to increase the defense capabilities of our country and continuing this support until Ukraine wins over the Russian Federation.
"I am grateful to my counterpart for highlighting Ukraine's outstanding successes in the Black Sea. Our naval forces have achieved a number of victories that impress the whole world, they drove the Russian fleet away from our shores, and we were able to relaunch the export of Ukrainian grain corridor thanks to the support of Great Britain in particular. During this visit, we also agreed on a very clear list of next steps that the Ukrainian and British governments should take to bring our victory closer", said Dmytro Kuleba.
Foreign Minister Kuleba and Foreign Secretary Cameron also discussed the export promotion of Ukrainian grain after visiting the Odesa commercial seaport. David Cameron confirmed the determination of the United Kingdom to support Ukraine on the way to victory over Russia as long as it’s needed.
"I am very pleased to pay my first overseas visit as Foreign Secretary to Ukraine. I am delighted to be here in Odesa, on the Black Sea coast, where the Ukrainian Navy has shown significant progress in defeating Russian attacks and strengthening control over this vital sea route. We have also launch a new tool that will improve the insurance of ships that will use this sea trade route. This step will be of great importance for Ukraine's export earnings and its economic recovery", David Cameron emphasized.