On October 6, in Stockholm (Sweden) Minister of Defence of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Minister of Defence of Sweden Mr Peter Hultqvist made a joint statement following their meeting.
“We have stressed our firm position on the need to ensure the territorial integrity of Ukraine and stated that the occupation of the part of the Ukrainian territory is the biggest challenge to the security of Europe and requires the solidarity of the international community.
We have confirmed the adherence of Sweden and Ukraine to fundamental principles of international law, respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders.
We have also reiterated our readiness to further enhance defence cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats on the basis of strategic partnership aiming at consolidating efforts in ensuring peace and security both in Europe and elsewhere”, the Statement says.
General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Minister of Defence of Sweden Mr Peter Hultqvist also stated about continuation of the dialog in defence at the level of defence ministers of Sweden and Ukraine in 2017.