On 6 February, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavko Klimkin received President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Ilkka Kanerva, who is on a working visit in Kyiv.
P.Klimkin underlined the OSCE PA’s and its President’s active position on supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He emphasized that a peaceful resolution of the situation in the Donbas region depends on the Russian side’s readiness to implement commitments undertaken by it in Minsk. He also called on the OSCE PA to use tools and instruments available to it to prompt the Russian authorities to respect the Helsinki Final Act principles and relinquish its aggressive and predatory policy towards Ukraine, highlighting the importance of implementing respective clauses of the OSCE PA 2014 Baku Declaration.
From his side I.Kanerva stressed the unwavering position of the OSCE PA on the importance of reaching a diplomatic solution of the current crisis around Ukraine and pointed out that he would continue to exert every effort to contribute to facilitating a respective peace process.