Tymoshenko held telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Poland

14:43, 01 September 2008
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On issues of regional security

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko held a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk, according to the government`s press-office.

In the course of the conversation issues on regional security and consequences of the military conflict in Southern Caucasia as well as Ukraine’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration have been discussed.

Donald Tusk informed the Prime Minister of Ukraine on preparation for a special summit of the European Union, slated for Monday, 1 September in Brussels.

Yulia Tymoshenko expressed support of the Plan on regulating the conflict endorsed by the European Union and emphasized the necessity of its unconditional implementation by all sides of the conflict. The Prime Minister of Ukraine confirmed Ukraine’s fundamental stand on supporting Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The sides expressed consent on importance of avoiding escalation and preventing one-sided steps which can provoke enlargement of security vacuum in the region.

Yulia Tymoshenko backed up the Polish-Swedish initiatives aimed at deep Ukraine’s integration to the EU. “Ukraine has all opportunities for further integration to the European security and defense policy, in particular, including participation in settling crises, peacekeeping and humanitarian tasks,” the PM of Ukraine stressed.

The Prime Minister of Poland thanked Yulia Tymoshenko for constructive and important stand of the Government of Ukraine in the process of settling the conflict.

Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Poland agreed to continue regular consultations on the whole range of issues discussed.

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