Dmytro Kuleba / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says the issues of Donbas and Crimea will be among the priorities of Sweden's chairmanship in the OSCE next year.

On Friday, November 13, Kuleba talked via video conference with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde, MFA Ukraine's press service reports.

The parties discussed the security situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and efforts toward a peaceful resolution to the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict in Donbas.

Kuleba briefed Linde on Ukraine's initiatives in the framework of the Normandy Four and the Trilateral Contact Group. The parties stressed the importance of Russia's strict implementation of the previously reached agreements to advance a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine.

Read alsoGermany, France support Ukraine in working out unified plan toward effective work of TCGThe parties paid special attention to the priorities of Sweden's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2021.

"We have a good tradition when a new OSCE Chairman-in-Office makes their first foreign visit to Ukraine. In its continuation, I'll be glad to welcome Ann Linde in Kyiv early next year. We highly appreciate Sweden's readiness to include the issues of Russian aggression in Donbas and the temporary occupation of Crimea in the priorities of the Swedish presidency," Kuleba noted.

The foreign minister has also called for ensuring proper OSCE monitoring in the temporarily occupied territories.

Kuleba informed Ann Linde about the initiative to create the Crimean Platform and invited Sweden to join its work.

The ministers also exchanged views on the situation in Belarus, Moldova, and Georgia.

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