Kyiv, 15 March 2022 (TDI): Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba spoke with the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Estonia, and Portugal regarding the crisis in his country.

Discussion with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

While talking to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, Eva-Maria Liimets, the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba discussed the possible ways to prevent his country from war crimes.

He talked about plans to force Russia to stop the aggression and violence in Ukraine. The Foreign Minister of Ukraine is of the opinion that even harsher sanctions must be imposed on Russia in order to stop the maneuvering in his country.

Lastly, Foreign Minister Kuleba underscored the importance of speedy accession of his country to the European Union (EU). It must be noted here that the EU has accepted Ukraine’s bid for membership.

Talks with Iranian Foreign Minister

Dmytro Kuleba also spoke with the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, before his visit to Moscow tomorrow. Foreign Minister Dymtro maintains that Iran is against the ongoing war in Ukraine and supports a peaceful way out.

He asked Amir-Abdollahian to convey his message to Moscow. According to his Twitter account, the message is “Russia must stop bombing civilians, commit to a ceasefire, and withdraw from Ukraine”.

Call with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portuguese

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister also had a telephonic discussion with the Portuguese Foreign Minister, Augusto Santos Silva. Foreign Minister Kuleba took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards Portugal for its support amid the crisis.

He acknowledged the support from Portugal to defend Ukraine from Russian aggression. The Foreign Minister maintained that both the countries agree on further pressurizing Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine. Again, he emphasized the importance of Ukraine’s speedy accession to the European Union (EU).