On Tuesday 21 April, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held a phone call with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba. The call took place one day ahead of the meeting with EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, where Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership are on the agenda.
High Representative/Vice-President Borrell highlighted the EU’s support to Ukraine in response to the coronavirus outbreak. €190 million has been allocated to Ukraine, to support the health sector and social and economic recovery. In that context, they also emphasised the importance to counter disinformation surrounding the pandemic.
They discussed the recent release and exchange of detainees related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine that took place on 16 April, and the need to continue work to implement the Minsk agreements. High Representative/Vice-President Borrell underlined the EU’s steadfast support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
High Representative/Vice-President Borrell welcomed Ukraine’s continued reform efforts, highlighting in particular the importance of the banking law in this regard.
High Representative Borrell looked forward to visiting Ukraine as a priority once the conditions allow.