KIEV, February 28. ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andrey Deschitsa and the British foreign secretary and first secretary of state, William Hague, consider it necessary to establish and to maintain “sustainable development of good-neighbourly relations with the Russian Federation”, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service announced on Friday, following a telephone conversation between Deshchitsa and Hague.
The two diplomats also discussed “certain aspects of normalizing the situation in the Crimean Autonomous Republic”.
Deshchitsa briefed Hague on the formation of a new government in Ukraine, stressing that it remained committed to its earlier priorities and it would continue pursuing the European integration course.
He said the new government would also take steps to stabilise the economic situation in Ukraine.
The British foreign secretary, William Hague, visited Washington this week, where he discussed the Ukrainian situation with the US secretary of state, John Kerry. Earlier, Hague told the UK House of Commons Chamber about his plans to visit Kiev in the near future.