Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze held a meeting with leader of Moderate Party of Sweden and of the parliamentary opposition Anna Kinberg Batra.
The talks concerned in particular bilateral relations between countries, progress of Ukraine in the process of implementation of reforms and joint efforts in countering Russian aggression.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze thanked Sweden for an unwavering support of Ukraine on the international arena. «The Swedish position in Europe regarding Russian aggression remains impregnable and objective. We are pleased that Sweden has a parliamentary multi-party support for Ukraine. And we really appreciate this fact”.
The Vice Prime Minister briefed interlocutors about the process of pursuing reforms. Anna Kinberg Batra commended Ukraine’s endeavors especially in conditions of war with Russia. She stressed the importance of further implementation of anti-corruption measures as well as completion of judicial reform. In turn, the Vice Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the Swedish side for consistent support of gender equality issues.
Apart from that, the sides touched upon the situation in east of Ukraine and stressed the pressing need to expand and strengthen the mandate of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission. Thus it would allow to monitor the situation in the combat zone, to provide access of the Mission to the temporarily uncontrolled sections of the Ukrainian-Russian border as well as to all uncontrolled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.