Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will travel abroad May 11-18 to participate in G7 and European Union events and talks to coordinate support for Ukraine.
According to Ukrinform, this is reported by MFA.
“On May 11-18, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba will make foreign visits to participate in G7 and EU events and hold talks with the leadership of Germany and the Netherlands in order to coordinate further military, financial and humanitarian support for Ukraine, as well as to ensure the promotion of our state to membership in EU,” the statement said.
Thus, on May 11-14 in Berlin, Kuleba will hold meetings with members of the German government and deputies of the Bundestag, at which they will discuss further arms supplies to Ukraine, expanding sanctions against the Russian Federation, and promoting Ukraine’s membership in the EU.
The negotiations will also focus on the activation of trade and the post-war development of Ukraine.
On May 13, in the German city of Lübeck, Kuleba will take part in a meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 countries, where he will voice practical proposals for the implementation of the agreements reached during the G7 video conference with the participation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on May 8.
On May 15-16, the Foreign Minister will visit Brussels, where he will take part in a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council as a special guest. The key topics will be the future of Europe and the role of Ukraine in it, the introduction of the sixth package of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation, which should include an embargo on Russian oil, as well as holding Russia accountable for its crimes, granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate.
Kuleba will hold talks with the leadership of the European Commission to support the Ukrainian economy, restore destroyed infrastructure and increase humanitarian aid.
On May 17-18, in The Hague, Kuleba will hold meetings with members of the government and parliament of the Netherlands. The parties will coordinate steps to strengthen the defense capability of Ukraine, expand sanctions against Russia and strengthen the European Union.
Kuleba in the Netherlands will pay special attention to promoting the claims of Ukraine against the Russian Federation in international courts to hold Russia accountable for crimes against Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.
As Ukrinform reported, on May 10, Kuleba said that delaying the adoption of the sixth package of sanctions is absolutely unacceptable, and all arguments against the introduction of the mechanism of the oil embargo proposed in it are far-fetched. All funds earned by Russia in Europe from the sale of oil and gas are used to finance the deadly Russian machine and the murder of Ukrainian citizens.