Polish, Ukrainian, British FMs announce cooperation accord

"Today we are pleased to announce the initiation of a new, trilateral cooperation format between Ukraine, Britain and Poland," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told a press conference earlier in the day after talks with his British counterpart Liz Truss in Kyiv. Efrem Lukatsky/PAP/EPA

The foreign ministers of Poland, Ukraine and Britain declared in a joint statement on Thursday that they would intensify efforts to ensure stability and build resilience in Ukraine and announced plans for a Trilateral Memorandum of co-operation.

"Today we are pleased to announce the initiation of a new, trilateral cooperation format between Ukraine, Britain and Poland," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told a press conference earlier in the day after talks with his British counterpart Liz Truss in Kyiv.

In the statement, published on the websites of the three countries' foreign ministries, the officials declared they would deepen their efforts to ensure stability in Ukraine.

"Our three nations will intensify our joint work to safeguard stability and build resilience in Ukraine, strengthening democracy at the frontier in Eastern Europe," the statement read.

"To this end, we agreed today to develop a Trilateral Memorandum of Co-operation. This will demonstrate our commitment to further strengthening of strategic cooperation and engagement between our three nations on the highest priority issues in support of Ukraine," it added.

Poland and the UK declared in the statement that they would continue to provide Ukraine with support in the face of ongoing Russian aggression, and that they were "fully committed to stand with Ukrainian nation in its efforts aimed at defending Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders."

Poland's Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau attended the meeting online.