Borrell meets Schmyhal: next EU-Ukraine Association Council to take place in March 2022

Borrell meets Schmyhal: next EU-Ukraine Association Council to take place in March 2022

December 1, 2021

On 30 November, EU High Representative Josep Borrell met Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Brussels. They discussed the security situation along Ukraine’s eastern border and in the illegally annexed Crimea in view of continued Russian military movements and build-up.  

Borrell underlined the EU’s firm and decisive support for Ukraine in front of any further aggression against its territorial integrity and sovereignty, and informed that the EU undertakes close coordination with its key international partners on the matter.  

The High Representative also recalled the need for Ukraine to work on the opportunities that the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement has to offer, in particular in the area of justice and the rule of law, to strengthen Ukraine’s overall capacity to deal with internal and external challenges. Both sides agreed to hold the next EU-Ukraine Association Council in March next year.

Borrell and Schmyhal also discussed the preparations of the Eastern Partnership Summit, which will take place on 15 December in Brussels.

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