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FMs of Ukraine, Poland, UK discuss steps to counter Russian aggression in trilateral format

KYIV. Sept 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Poland and the United Kingdom held a meeting in New York, during which they coordinated steps to counter Russian aggression in a trilateral format, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported on Thursday.

“Foreign Ministers of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Poland Zbigniew Rau and the United Kingdom James Cleverly had a meeting in New York. The ministers met in the trilateral format of Ukraine, Poland and the UK, which was launched this year in Kyiv,” the message reads.

It notes that the heads of diplomacy coordinated steps to counter Russian aggression in the context of the announcement of partial mobilization of Russians to continue the Russian war against Ukraine.

Following the meeting, the ministers adopted a joint statement stating their intention to continue “the unwavering support of Ukraine” by Poland and the UK in the face of Russia’s aggression until Ukraine prevails, as well as elaborate further plans for the long-term support of Ukraine to help it deter and defend against future attacks.

In addition, the document notes that the parties plan to develop their trilateral co-operation including by strengthening the defence capabilities of the three countries and the NATO Eastern flank.

“The Ministers also condemned Russia’s further mobilisation of forces, which can only set back the goal of peace,” the Foreign Ministry concluded.