Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin sees Russia as source of problems for GUAM sovereignty

23:24, 08 October 2017
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Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin says the issue of territorial integrity represents a common challenge for Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova (GUAM) and accuses the Russian Federation of creating this problem, according to the Ukrainian news website Telegraf.


"We are all facing a common challenge and, first of all, this challenge is connected with the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our countries. This is all incited by one country – Russia," he said at a press conference in Tbilisi on Sunday, October 8, after a special meeting of the GUAM Council of Foreign Ministers, Telegraf reported.

"Of course, we must tackle this challenge together. We must work in this direction and make efforts," Klimkin said.

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The meeting was attended by foreign ministers of the four member countries of the Organization - Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova.

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