Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 25, 2018


Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. They discussed a range of issues, including cooperative efforts against Russia’s malign influence, Russia’s use of energy projects to extort and intimidate Ukraine and other European allies, as well as Ukraine’s progress in implementing political and economic reforms. The Deputy Secretary emphasized that the United States does not and will never recognize Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and reaffirmed strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.