On Thursday, March 5, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the U.K. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond, who is staying in Kiev with a working visit.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appreciates the efforts of the UK and the Government of the United Kingdom in supporting Ukraine and its struggle for freedom and independence.
"We are convinced that Great Britain is one of our strongest allies in the de-escalation of the situation and building of Ukraine as a successful state," he stressed.
Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk accentuated, the Government of Ukraine evaluates the decision of the British Government to send military experts to Ukraine, "to make the Ukrainian army much stronger", “We expect additional assistance - not for offensive, but for defensive operations".
"We are talking not just about our security, we are talking about the security of entire Europe. It is a challenge for all of us, and I believe we will make a joint, brave and strong response," said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.