During a G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Toronto, Canada, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will speak at a special event dedicated to the issue of Ukrainian national illegally held by Russia.
"At the G7 FM meeting I will discuss with my colleagues cases of Ukrainians illegally detained by Russia, in particular Volodymyr Balukh’s one. Criminal Kremlin regime is trying to break this man for his open pro-Ukrainian position on Crimea," Klimkin tweeted.
According to the press service of U.S. Department of State, Acting Secretary of State, John J. Sullivan has already met with Klimkin in Toronto on April 21.
Read also"Pavlo's life in danger!" – Father of Kremlin's teen prisoner says son's health deteriorating dramatically"The Acting Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. He urged Ukraine to redouble reform efforts and adhere to IMF programs by adopting legislation to establish a truly independent anti-corruption court and raising gas tariffs to import parity levels," reads the readout of the meeting.
Acting Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Klimkin called on Russia to finally fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements and end its occupation of Crimea, according to the press service.