Norway which is an active NATO member can play an instrumental role in strengthening European and Euro-Atlantic unity in counteracting the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman made this statement during a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Ine Eriksen Søreide. This meeting opened the program of an official visit of the Head of Government to Norway.
Over the past six months, this is a second meeting of Volodymyr Groysman with the Foreign Minister of Norway. Last September Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Donbas, while paying a visit to Ukraine, in order to assess the situation in the region with her own eyes. At the same time, the Foreign Minister highly praised the level and pace of Ukrainian reforms, some of which, in particular, the education reform is a point of interest to the Norwegian side.
"And now we are hailing the dynamics and effectiveness of the political dialogue and count on Norway's influential role in further strengthening the European and Euro-Atlantic unity in counteracting the aggressive actions of Russia," Volodymyr Groysman said.
He recalled that the Russia’s aggression has become hybrid. And it is not just about the Ukrainian positionsin the east. The situation in the Azov Sea remains tense.
"This is a military, political and economic destabilizing campaign designed to prevent our integration into the European Union and NATO," the Prime Minister stressed. "But we kicked off the process of consolidating the course for European and Euro-Atlantic integration at the constitutional level."
The parties agreed that one of the tools to counteract aggression is a sanction policy that should be only strengthened.