Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide had a telephone conversation.
The foreign ministers of both countries made an on-duty exchange of courtesies and repeated ritual mantras about combating the spread of COVID-19, prolonging anti-Russian sanctions and Ukraine’s place on the NATO agenda.
“Time to mobilize all resources. I hope the world can overcome the pandemic in a few months. However, I realistically understand that we need to prepare for its consequences for economies and societies that may be worse than the virus itself, ” said Dmitry Kuleba.
Kuleba thanked Norway for contributing € 14.5 million to the UN Crisis Fund for Countering COVID-19, whose resources also support Ukraine.
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For her part, Ine Eriksen Söreide assured that the sanction pressure on the Russian Federation will continue. She reaffirmed the unchanged position of Oslo in supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as its European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.