Kuleba on Zelensky’s meetings in New York: Ukraine strengthening partnership with powerful players

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has emphasized the importance of bilateral talks held by President Volodymyr Zelensky in New York with the leaders of Britain and Turkey, as well as with the European Commission president and the NATO secretary general.

“An important result of the Ukrainian delegation’s visit to New York was the meetings held by Volodymyr Zelensky with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As envisaged by our foreign policy strategy, Ukraine is strengthening strategic partnerships with powerful players and forms a system of global and regional security with them.

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He recalled that last year, Kyiv and London launched a new stage of strategic partnership, as part of which Ukraine and the United Kingdom are strengthening the Ukrainian Navy. And recently an agreement has been reached to build missile boats for Ukraine….

“…Turkey is a key player in NATO and the Black Sea region,” Kuleba wrote, recalling joint projects on strike drones and warships. The construction of the first corvette for Ukraine is currently underway in Turkey. “I am convinced that we will establish the production of Bayraktar drones in Ukraine. These formidable combat vehicles, some of which already have Ukrainian engines, are currently one of the most effective types of weapons in the world,” the minister said.

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“I am convinced that joining NATO is [only] a matter of time.”