"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia should not interfere with the internal affairs of our country", - said the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, speaking to the Ukrainian and foreign media during the briefing.
The Minister informed about the main results of the visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk to the U.S., Prime Minister's participation in the UN Security Council meeting, and on consolidated international support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. "14 of the 15 member states of the UN Security Council are ready to pass a resolution on Ukraine ", A.Deshchytsia said.
The Minister also emphasized that the signing of the political part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU could take place on March 21, and highly appreciated the EU's decision to unilaterally lift the trade barriers on goods from Ukraine.
Foreign Minister of Ukraine confirmed unwavering position of Ukraine and international community regarding the illegality of "referendum" in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Speaking about the need for a peaceful settlement of the situation in Crimea, he called on Russia to stop the escalation of tensions and withdraw Russian troops illegally intruded on the territory of Ukraine.
The Minister reiterated that the leadership of the Ukrainian state is open to full and equal dialogue with Russia.
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