Ann Linde in talks with Zelenski in Kiev

Swedish Foreign Minister and current Chairperson-in-office of the OSCE, Ann Linde was in Kiev on Tuesday (19 January) for talks with president Volodymyr Zelenski and other Ukrainian officials, and to review the work of the OSCE on Ukrainian issues.

This was Linde's first overseas trip in her new OSCE capacity. She later tweeted:

Grateful for hospitality and excellent talks with Ukrainian President @ZelenskyyUa in Kyiv today. I welcome his goal oriented and strong ambition for peace, and security. #OSCE2021SWE đź“·: Presidential Office of Ukraine pic.twitter.com/SJddvyf5VT

— Ann Linde (@AnnLinde) January 19, 2021

The OSCE has a large monitoring mission in Ukraine and was crucial in stabilising the situation in Eastern Ukraine following fighting there during political turmoil in the country in 2014/15.

source: commonspace.eu
photo: Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenski in Kiev on 19 January 2021.

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