Oleksiy Danilov: Ukraine’s stance on our territorial integrity and sovereignty is adamant
Peaceful settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine, political and diplomatic steps by the Ukrainian authorities in the context implementing the Minsk Agreements, cessation of the war, as well as the de-occupation of Crimea are the priorities of the European agenda. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov stressed this during the meeting with the delegation of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs headed by David McAllister.
Oleksiy Danilov stressed that the current efforts of the Ukrainian authorities are aimed at implementing the Minsk agreements, that Ukraine's stance is based on the priority of the principle of territorial integrity and sovereignty over the temporarily occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as Crimea.
"These are our territories where our people live. Elections in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions can be held only after its de-occupation, and in accordance with our legislation and OSCE standards", - he stated.
The NSDC Secretary stressed the importance of coordinating further actions with the EU institutions and member states and expressed his gratitude to the European Parliament for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.
Members of the European Parliament assured the Ukrainian side of the unfettered support for its territorial integrity and sovereignty. They also emphasized their continued interest in a range of security issues in this context, and in regular dialogue with Ukrainian partners.
The NSDC Secretary noticed that the Normandy Summit of the leaders of the four nations scheduled for December 9 was "not only the most important event of Ukraine's foreign policy but also the highest priority of the European security agenda".