In a week when the political agenda is focused on migration, with the Valletta summit, and on the conflict in Syria, with our meeting in Vienna, it is also important to show that we always keep Europe’s Eastern border in mind. Europe has to be able to look eastwards and southwards at the same time. For this reason I was in Ukraine today, and tomorrow I will land in Georgia.
In Kiev I held meetings with President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatseniuk and Foreign Minister Klimkin. But I also met with the members of Parliament, the representatives of Crimean Tatars and civil society organisations. To all of them I made clear that the European Union’s support to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements will not wane. And to all of them I repeated that it is crucial for Ukraine to push forward the reforms it has committed to, and the fight against corruption. The European Union will keep doing its part.
Here is the transcript of my press conference with President Poroshenko.