US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba agreed on positions before the NATO-RF Council and discussed steps to contain Russian aggression on the Ukrainian border.
Thus, according to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the parties noted their mutual adherence to the diplomatic principle “No agreements on Ukraine without Ukraine”.
– Dmitry Kuleba and Anthony Blinken discussed the further implementation of a comprehensive package of deterring Russia from further aggression, in particular, tough economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and the practical strengthening of the defense capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The secretary of state reaffirmed the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the statement said.
Kuleba, in turn, thanked the United States for its support and noted the unity of the positions of our countries against the backdrop of threats and ultimatums from Russia.
“There is a growing understanding among our partners that the Euro-Atlantic space will be safe only when Ukraine is safe. We are actively implementing this formula together. The talks in Geneva proved that our strength lies in the unity and consistency of positions against the background of Russian ultimatums, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summed up.
According to the minister, Ukraine continues to actively work to consolidate partners against the background of the threat of further Russian aggression, and the United States remains the number one security partner of our state.