Dutch, Ukrainian foreign ministers discuss weapon aid to Ukraine
Despite the rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine the foreign ministers discussed, they still suggested providing foreign arms supplies to the latter.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba met with Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra in Kiev to discuss the current situation regarding Ukraine and Russia, as well as the foreign arms supplies to Ukraine.
In a statement, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Kuleba " thoroughly informed his interlocutor about Russia’s aggressive actions threatening Ukraine, NATO, and the European Union."
The Minister expressed the importance of providing Ukraine with what he called "defense reinforcement".
According to the statement, the ministers also addressed collaboration to establish justice in the MH17 case, Ukraine's objectives for European and Euroatlantic integration, as well as the growth of bilateral investments and commerce.
They also addressed "Russian disinformation" and collaboration within the so-called Crimea Platform, an international effort launched by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to debate Kiev's desire to "return" the peninsula, despite it being Russian after Russia reclaimed it from the Ukrainian grasp in 2014.
Tensions have risen in recent months in regard to Ukraine and Russia.
Last week, Moscow received the US response to its proposals on security guarantees, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced.
The Russian President said yesterday that the west ignored Russia's security concerns, amid soaring tensions between Moscow and NATO over Ukraine.
It is worth mentioning that Russia has repeatedly denied the Western allegations of intending to invade Ukraine, and Moscow's Foreign Intelligence Service accused the US State Department of spreading false information about the alleged troop buildup.